HS2 Compensation and Relocation Negotiations

High Speed Two (HS2) is the company charged with promoting and implementing the Government’s proposal to acquire land for the route of a new high speed rail link – but how will it affect your business?


If your business is likely to be affected by the impending high speed rail link,
you should act now to understand the process and identify how you can
protect your interests. We can advise you on the tactics
to implement.

  • What strategies are available to manage blight in the shadow of HS2?
  • If you are going to experience disturbance from the construction or use of the 
    line, can you still be compensated?
  • If your building is to be subject to compulsory purchase, how can you ensure your
    operation is maintained whilst you relocate?
  • If relocation is not an option for your business, what can be done in the face of
  • How much compensation can you expect to get, and when?

When appointed by claimant clients as affected owners or occupiers 
we can provide:

  • Advice on the programme and timescales for implementation of HS2,
  • The formulation of your claim for compensation, which may include property
    value, disturbance or extinguishment, injurious affection or severance, costs and loss payments,
  • The composition and presentation of claims under the compulsory purchase code and negotiation through to settlement with HS2,
  • Advice where no land is taken, including claims arising from the construction or subsequent use of the high speed rail lines, for example noise, dust or vibration,
  • Preparation of Expert Witness Reports and presentation of Evidence to the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.


BNP Paribas Real Estate has established a CPO ‘hub’ which co-ordinates across our regional offices giving national coverage.

  • BNP Paribas Real Estate is not on HS2’s own advisory framework and works only for potential claimants offering completely independent un-conflicted bespoke advice.
  • Our team has in-depth knowledge of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, particularly within the rail sector, so we are specially placed to advise clients affected by HS2.
  • We are acting for more than 20 significant commercial claimants on Phase 1, including Royal Mail, UK Mail, UNITE Group, Grant Thornton, and AVIVA.
  • The continuing contact our specialist CPO and Infrastructure Team has with HS2’s Property & Engineering Team in the course of negotiations on behalf of our clients gives us special insight into this project.

Your Contacts

Selway Chris

Chris Selway
Senior Director, CPO & Infrastructure
+44 (0) 11 7984 8480 


Derry Mockett

Derry Mockett
Director, Compulsory Purchase & Infrastructure
+44 (0) 117 984 8424


John Davies

John Davies
Director, Compulsory Purchase & Infrastructure
+44 (0) 117 984 8412


Julia Lock

Julia Lock
Associate Director, Compulsory Purchase & Infrastructure
+44 (0) 11 7984 8417


With a presence in 36 countries, BNP Paribas Real Estate has a global reach, offering our clients in Asia, Middle East and North America unparalleled European expertise.
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