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National College of High Speed Rail on track

New Civil Engineer - The roof structure on the National College of High Speed Rail in Birmingham has been finalised, meaning it is on track to open to students in September 2017.

The government said that finalising the roof structure was a significant milestone in the construction phase. When complete, it will provide the specialist training, skills and qualifications required to build High Speed 2 (HS2) and future rail infrastructure projects.

The college, based in Birmingham’s university district, along with its sister site in Doncaster’s Lakeside, will play a vital role in ensuring Britain addresses the impending skills shortage in the engineering sector while upskilling the current workforce, said a government spokesperson.