The Costain/Laing O’Rourke JV has beaten off competition from Balfour Beatty and a Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall JV to scoop the US$480m contract to re-develop London Underground’s Bond Street Station. The contract, awarded by Transport for London and key to the re-development of LU’s system, will see construction begin in 2011 for completion in 2017.
The redevelopment will deliver:
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- A dramatic increase in station capacity ahead of the completion of Crossrail;
- A new entrance and ticket hall north of Oxford Street to increase capacity and provide step-free access to both the Central and Jubilee lines;
- New escalators and an additional access route to the Jubilee line to reduce congestion;
- An improved interchange between Central and Jubilee lines;
- Step-free access to the new Crossrail station;
- Improved pedestrian areas around the station with new seating and lighting;
More than 155,000 passengers currently use Bond Street Tube station every day, a figure that’s expected to rise to over 225,000 with the arrival of Crossrail in 2017.
Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s transport advisor, said, “This station emphasises the need for progress to be maintained on both upgrading the Tube and building Crossrail. Our focus at all times will be on delivering the infrastructure London needs at the best possible value for tax and fare payers.”
David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director for London Underground said, “By 2017, Bond Street station will be served by both London Underground and Crossrail and will be a key gateway to the West End. This redevelopment is essential to ensure the station can accommodate the large increase in passengers that will use the station. The US$480M redevelopment of the Tube station, coupled with the new Crossrail station, will transform the Bond Street area.”
Separate contracts will be let by Crossrail in due course for the construction of the new Crossrail stations at Davies Street and Hanover Square which will connect to Bond Street Tube station.
TfL awarded a contract for the US$800M redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road Tube station to Taylor Woodrow Construction and BAM Nuttall Limited. This was followed by contract for the US$1.1bn redevelopment of Victoria station to Taylor Woodrow Construction and BAM Nuttall Limited joint venture in March 2010.