Following the major tunnelling contract awards last month, Crossrail today started the tender process for a further four central London stations – Bond Street, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Whitechapel. An OJEU notice has been published inviting expressions of interest to construct the major new stations with a combined value of some US$1.56bn.
This now means that the tender process for all new Crossrail central London stations is underway. The procurement process for Farringdon and Paddington Crossrail stations commenced last year. The total value of the six central London Crossrail stations is in the region of US$2.4bn.
The four station contracts being advertised today are:
- C412 Bond Street station (US$318M)
- C422 Tottenham Court Road station (US$318M)
- C502 Liverpool Street station US$476M)
- C512 Whitechapel station (US$397M)
Crossrail intends to award the main construction contracts for all central London stations by the end of 2011.
Andy Mitchell, Programme Director, Crossrail said: “Following the award of the major tunnelling contracts last month, procurement for all the central London Crossrail stations is now underway.
“2011 will be a year of significant continued progress for Crossrail with further high-value contracts to be awarded providing a much-needed boost to UK construction as well as creating major employment opportunities.
“This year will see the remaining tunnel contracts awarded, manufacture of the tunnel boring machines will begin, the new Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy will open its doors, construction of the tunnel portals will continue and main contracts for all central London Crossrail stations will be let.”
Crossrail today also confirmed that it has now finalised the shortlist for the US$397M, C405 Paddington station. The following organisations have been invited to tender:
- Costain and Skanska
- Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Vinci
- BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman and Kier Construction
- Laing O’Rourke and Strabag
- Carillion Construction Ltd
The shortlist for C435, the US$596M Farringdon Crossrail station will be announced at a later date. Crossrail is currently assessing pre-qualification submissions. The OJEU notice for Farringdon station was modified and reissued following the main tunnel contract awards in December 2010 as construction of pilot tunnels for Farringdon station were incorporated within the C300 tunnelling contract (Royal Oak Portal to Farringdon).
Over the last year some of the UK’s best known architects have worked with world-class engineering firms to finalise the designs for eight of the new Crossrail stations. The results are stunning, sustainable and world-class designs of which London can be proud. The new stations will take inspiration from the past and from their own localities but have a fresh modern twist. The work at these new stations will be on a scale not seen since the Jubilee Line Extension opened in 1999.