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Imprima to operate digital records for HS2

3/3/2014

Imprima, the UK’s leading virtual data room and financial documents provider, has been appointed by HS2 Ltd, wholly owned by the Department for Transport, to provide an online payment portal and USB-archived database containing Environmental Statement for the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project.

In a unique appointment, Imprima was chosen to enable the Government to share the hybrid High Speed Rail Bill for Phase One of HS2 (London – West Midlands) with interested parties, which included the press, MPs and the general public, due to its expertise in hosting and managing multi-user access to on-line information and data.

Following the recent first reading of the Bill in Parliament, Imprima helped the Government make the Bill information accessible and more easily available to the public – the first time electronic format was accepted for deposit of a legislative Bill.

Imprima optimised and compressed thousands of sensitive files, then indexed and mapped them onto USB memory sticks to allow for easy access.

This enabled HS2 to facilitate public access to a well structured file system and also ensured that the data was presented identically to the HS2 website. Imprima also created a bespoke, secure online payments gateway, based on iRooms, where interested parties could easily purchase copies of the Bill and supporting documents.

Gary McKeown, Managing Director of Imprima, said:

“We are delighted to be chosen by HS2 Ltd as a partner to assist with the secure sharing of a number of highly sensitive documents related to the HS2 project. Simple access to these documents was crucial and iRooms, our award-winning virtual data room service, proved an ideal and reliable solution.”