To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the budget is for relocating HS2 Ltd to Birmingham; how many HS2 Ltd staff will be relocated; what the annual cost is of the premises to be occupied by HS2 Ltd; and what the address and square footage of those premises is.
HS2 Ltd have acquired (through DfT), 97,858 square feet (9,091 square metres) on four floors at
Birmingham B4 6GA at an annual cost of £4.0m consisting Rent, Business Rates and Services Charges.
HS2 Ltd is about to commence a consultation exercise to determine how many existing staff will need to be relocated from London. As HS2 Ltd is yet to recruit the majority of its workforce, recruitment of new staff will be directly into their place of work. Budgetary provision of £2.4m will be made to cover potential relocation costs over the next three years.