Carter Jonas advised Network Rail on the compulsory purchase compensation liability that will likely result from the proposed Crossrail 2 surface works.
As part of the proposed Crossrail 2 project, upgrades to existing railway network will be required. These include level crossing closures, station upgrades together with the construction of new embankments, bridges and viaducts.
Simon Mole and Ben Thomas, within the Infrastructures Team at Carter Jonas, provided Network Rail with an estimated cost for acquiring all land necessary to undertake these surface works on the northern section of the route between Chesthunt in Hertfordshire to Tottenham Hale, together with the southern section of the route running from Wimbledon to Epsom, Chessington, Hampton Court and Shepperton.
As an additional piece of work, Carter Jonas provided Network Rail with advice regarding the early acquisitions that are likely to be required through the Statutory Blight process following the safeguarding of land.
To complete the work, a presentation was delivered to senior members of the Crossrail 2 delivery team at Network Rail summarising the findings.