A media production company has created three new jobs after securing work on HS2.
Hideaway Media (Time-Lapse Systems), based in Stone, Staffordshire, is one of more than 2,000 companies already working on the rail project.
It won its first HS2 contract in 2017, supplying site monitoring cameras and time-lapse technology for the HS2 station site at Birmingham Curzon Street.
The 17-strong company has gone on to provide drone footage and supply HS2 contractors across sites in London, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
Working on HS2 has also allowed the company to create three new full-time jobs.
Gary Kelsall, who set-up the company in 2007, said: “HS2 is a significant project. I have seen first-hand the ripple effect of benefits it creates down local supply chains. These opportunities are particularly welcome given the challenges faced by businesses due to Covid 19 and HS2 has been a real support for our business.
“Getting involved in the project has pushed the team to raise the bar on the work we do and has helped us to develop and get work on other projects.”
Hideaway Media’s work on the project includes the end-to-end delivery of time-lapse footage for some works on the HS2 project.
In Birmingham, they have worked with HS2’s enabling works contractor LMJV, covering a site in the area of the city where a HS2 depot is being built.
They have also worked with CSJV in London, capturing work taking place in Euston Square and Camden as part of the enabling works there.
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Footage from the cameras was also used in the BBC documentary series, ‘Britain’s Biggest Dig’, which captured the archaeological works taking place on the project.
Using equipment that produces 6K ultra high definition images, the company also provides online viewing portals which can be accessed remotely to track and monitor, obtain images of ongoing work, review health and safety practices, and analyse workflow processes.
David Poole, HS2 Ltd’s commercial and procurement director, said: “HS2 is already bringing substantial benefits to British businesses working on the project and Hideaway Media in Staffordshire is a great example. The Shear scale and complexity of HS2 means that we need businesses both large and small with a wide range of expertise to work with us.