Temple work as part of the consents management team for MDjv (Mace Dragados Joint Venture), the construction partner designing and building the London terminus of the most prominent and largest infrastructure project in Europe – HS2. HS2 Euston Station is a complex, high-profile project which requires collaboration and innovation to deliver the optimal output. In line with direction from the Government, the project is currently undergoing a rephasing of construction programme as the scheme is developed further.
MDJV have started to prepare the site for the construction of the new station which has included ground investigation, utilities diversions and reinforcements, and the relocation of a Transport for London underground sub-station, which provides electricity for the London Underground. Currently those enabling works are still ongoing whilst the scheme is being developed. As a part of the MDjv consents management team, Temple are instrumental in identifying, managing and discharging consents that are required to permit construction works.
Temples consents coordinators work collaboratively alongside design team project managers and MDjv appointed sub-contractors to support them through consents scoping and subsequently guiding them through the consenting process. Consents obtained included:
As well as being responsible for discharging consents, Temple also lead on managing and updating the overall project consents register. The purpose of the register is to capture management, discharge and approval of all consents required to undertake the construction of the station. The register is updated during weekly meetings by the Consents Register Owner, with each of the consents coordinators tracking the progress of each consent and ensuring they are submitted on time for when the works are due to commence. A copy of the register is submitted to HS2 on a monthly basis to meet a MDjv Key Performance Indicator (KPI).
MDjv have committed to submitting 90% of consents on time in accordance with the programme and any failure will lead to a financial penalty. Throughout Temple’s time on the project, the MDjv Consents Team have hit their KPI target every month. Temple continue to receive high praise and recognition from the MDjv leadership team and the MDjv Head of Consents for our contribution to this 100% record.
“Just a note of congratulations to each and every one of you in the team – our hard work is recognised by the leadership team, and I’m immensely proud that we’ve hit our consents KPI target every month since we started on the project.
Given the complexity and intensity of the project to date, it’s great to see that we can still maintain our high standards – long may this continue into the future.
Thank you for all your hard work – it is a credit to you all.” – Alistair Laban, Head of Consents