With nearly two decades spent delivering major infrastructure projects, our founder David Diesbergen, continuously faced the same challenges project after project – a lack of early “Real Planning” engagement. ‘Real planning’, is where realistic and achievable programmes are developed by individuals that can relate to both the building and sequencing of works. Since its launch in 2011, the company have been dedicated in their pursuit of providing integrated 'real planning' services. Today our business is the result of visionary leadership and a high quality support team that help clients to plan their vision effectively. However, much of our heritage defines who we are and what we do everyday.

D2 Rail Timeline


D2 Rail and Civils launched.


The business is awarded contract at Northern Hub.


Simon Blair joins as Planning Director.


D2 Rail establishes base in King Street, Manchester.


D2 Rails visualisation team expands to meet demand.


Company commences rebrand.

D2 Rail awarded Preferred Supplier Status for two rail companies.

D2 Rail shortlisted for Subcontractor of the Year at UK Rail Industry Awards 2017.

D2 Rail awarded work the Trans Pennine Route Upgrade project.


D2 Rail is formed to focus exclusively on mainline and mass transit rail projects.

Programme Information Manager, Sarah Barnes joins the company to deliver integrated services in BIM and Information Management.


Utilities Division is formed to focus on the management and coordination of utility diversions for rail, highways and new developments. Steve Cooper joins the leadership team.


D2 expands its King Street office into another floor.


Andy Pepworth joins the leadership team. The Capacity Planning Division is formed.

The Visualisation division is renamed to Digital Technology as is service offerings and team expands. Matt Sykes joins D2 Rail to head the division.


D2 Rail celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

Mark Beecroft-Stretton joins D2 Rail as head of Planning & Controls.

Mike Heywood joins D2 Rail as the new Managing Director, Rail.

John Johnson joins D2 Rail as the new Operations Director, Rail.