JLL and GL Hearn appointed to HS2 roles

Simon Donohue

Jones Lang LaSalle and GL Hearn have been appointed to advise High Speed Rail Two under its Land and Property Professional Services Framework.

JLL's Manchester team will advise on issues relating to HS2 in the North West.

GL Hearn will provide professional land services advice for phases one – London to West Midlands – and two – West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds – of the high speed rail infrastructure project.

The firms are among ten real estate advisers on the Land and Property panel to support the wide range of property and land matters arising in relation to the high speed rail link connecting London Euston to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

The contract means Jones Lang LaSalle will deliver real estate services supported by Savills under Lot 2 of the framework agreement.

Roles will include the acquisition and disposal of land, estates advice, commercial and agricultural business and property valuation as well as lease renewals, rent reviews and building surveys.

In addition, Jones Lang LaSalle will also provide development consultancy advice for the UK rail link project.

Richard Jones, director in development consulting at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: "Jones Lang LaSalle is pleased to be appointed by HS2 on the framework agreement of one of the most significant infrastructure investments in the UK which is set to significantly transform rail travel."

Graeme Tulley, planning and development director for GL Hearn, said: "This appointment confirms GL Hearn's growing profile and market leading position as advisor to a wide range of public sector organisations on major mixed use commercial, residential and infrastructure projects across the UK.

"HS2 represents one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UK's history and we are proud to have been chosen to provide advice to High Speed Two as the project takes strides to better connect the UK both internally and throughout Europe as a whole."

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