High Speed Two (HS2) Limited has been tasked by the Department for Transport (DfT) with managing the delivery of a new national high speed rail network which will land in the Heart of Leeds City Centre. Today the HS2 Ltd released a report which sets out how HS2 can help Britain achieve a more balanced, more productive economy. You can view the document by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/...
“Leeds is positioned at the centre of one of the strongest and most resilient economies in Europe, with a young and enterprising population creating our future economies in advanced manufacturing, data analytics, fintech and many more areas. We are working with city region partners and businesses on the strategies to unlock our enormous potential, and HS2 is key to our approach.
We are already seeing the benefit of HS2 in Leeds, with firms choosing to locate and invest in the city now, and this will increase as we make sure our people and places are HS2 ready. In Leeds, we are utilising HS2 investment as a catalyst to double the size of the city centre, tackle inequality through job creation and create a world leading technology research partnership with the university.
By rebalancing the national economy, HS2 will transform our economy, boosting productivity, driving growth and creating opportunities for businesses and people across Leeds and the wider city region.”
Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake