By Razak Musah Baba
LONDON--Balfour Beatty PLC's (BBY.LN) VINCI joint venture has received two contracts worth a total 2.5 billion pounds ($3.22 billion) for High Speed 2, the proposed high-speed railway linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.
The international infrastructure group said together with VINCI Construction it will deliver on a two-part design-and-build contract.
Main construction work is scheduled to start in 2018-19, following a period of detailed design work, Balfour Beatty said.
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