Design at HS2

Every design task is critical at HS2 and every design discipline is covered in our interpretation of design, set out in 'HS2 Design Vision'.

The High Speed Two (HS2) principle objective is ’to design and deliver an integrated system which fulfils the requirements of the sponsor, stakeholders and the internal HS2 transport programme.’

This will be fulfilled by embedding the HS2 Design Vision into design delivery strategies, project requirements and design ambitions to ensure quality of output.

Design leadership is integral to all HS2 activities including procurement, construction, systems and risk management. The independent Design Panel will review and critique outcomes at key stages in the design process.

Design Vision

Independent Design Panel

  1. HS2 Design Panel
  2. HS2 Design: Case Studies
  3. HS2 Design Panel newsletters
  4. HS2 Design Panel Chair reports
  5. HS2 reveals Colne Valley viaduct concepts


  1. HS2 circular economy principles
Published 24 October 2016
Last updated 10 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Circular economy document added to collection
  2. First published.