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An overview of activities at the Long Itchington Wood & Bromford Tunnels on HS2 Area North

Event organised by ICE

19 January 2023

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In this presentation, Balfour Beatty VINCI will provide updates on two different tunnelling projects across HS2 Area North. The presentation will cover tunnelling activities at both the Long Itchington Wood Tunnel and the Bromford Tunnel.

2023 will be an important year for tunnelling at both sites, and the presentation will provide technical updates including the challenges faced by the tunnelling teams, innovative approaches used on-site and some key learnings.


Guillaume Lefrere

Guillaume Lefrere

VINCI Construction Grands Projets

bbv sublot project director

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Guillaume Lefrere

Over the past 20 years, Guillaume has gained practical experience within the tunnelling industry across Europe and South Africa. He has managed several excavation and construction projects with VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics, all with difficult geological aspects.

Guillaume’s recent experiences in the UK are the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station Tunnels on Crossrail, the Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel in Glasgow for Scottish Water, and the ongoing construction of the 2 twin-bore tunnels in the Area North of the HS2 Phase 1, as Sublot Project Director.