The HS2 roadshow will make three stops in the capital with pop up events scheduled to take place in Kings Cross on 5th August, Uxbridge on 2nd September and Ealing on 21st September. The events will allow residents and visitors to find out more about the exciting plans, now well underway, to bring Britain’s new railway to the capital at its flagship new station in Old Oak Common and its terminus in Euston. Both locations are being transformed in readiness for HS2’s arrival, spearheading new housing, commercial developments, urban realms and job opportunities which will benefit local people.
Experts from all areas of the HS2 project will be on hand at each event, armed with a wealth of resources to experience during the event or to take away. So, if you’re looking for a new career, or want to find out how your business might benefit from one of 400,000 contract opportunities generated from the first phase of construction works, then head down to the roadshow to find out more.
The roadshow’s first stop will be at Kings Cross Square, adjacent to Kings Cross Station, on Thursday, 5th August. The outdoor event, which starts at 07:00 through to 20:00, will centre around HS2’s giant cubed-shaped exhibition space. HS2’s events team will work alongside local community representatives to advise and support those looking for a new career, training or business opportunity.
The second stop on Thursday, 2nd September is an outdoor event in Uxbridge. The roadshow will be based between The Pavilions and The Chimes shopping centres, close to Uxbridge Underground Station from 09:00 to 19:00. Local residents can find out how to apply for funding for local projects through HS2’s community and environment (CEF) and business and enterprise (BLEF) schemes, as well as learning about local jobs and business opportunities.
HS2’s final stop on the London leg of its summer roadshow will be on Tuesday, 21st September, when the team hits Ealing’s vibrant urban quarter Dickens Yard. Residents and shoppers can find out more about HS2’s plans for the new West London super-hub station at Old Oak Common, which will include stunning green spaces alongside proposals for a small wetland and public event spaces. Construction of the super-hub will support over 2,300 jobs, including 200 apprenticeships – and visitors to the roadshow can find out how they can get onboard.
For more information about HS2’s roadshow programme, visit hs2.org.uk/roadshow-2021