Crossrail has today announced its intention to award the main construction contract for the Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road – C422 Tottenham Court Road station to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd. In line with European procurement rules the contract is subject to a ten-day standstill period afer which the award will be confirmed.
Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director said, “Crossrail’s station at Tottenham Court Road will transform access to the West End while also acting as a catalyst for the major development and regeneration of the local area. Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods, hugely enhancing the capacity at one of central London’s busiest stations.”
Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station will be directly connected to the neighbouring Tube station allowing passengers to interchange between Crossrail and London Underground services.
Following completion of the works, a major over-site development will be constructed above the Crossrail station.
The Crossrail station main works contract (C422) includes the major structural work and fit-out of the station’s Western Ticket Hall and fit-out of the station tunnels and Goslett Yard Box, which will link the Crossrail station to Tottenham Court Road Tube station.
Separate contracts were awarded to deliver the foundations for the Western Ticket Hall as well as excavation works.
Balfour Beatty/Morgan Vinci Joint Venture (BBMV) has completed the construction of the foundations for Crossrail’s Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road (Contract C421). Excavation of the ticket hall (Contract C300) is being undertaken by BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial Agroman/Kier JV (BFK).
Construction of the Eastern Ticket Hall is being undertaken as part of a separate contract let by Transport for London for a major redevelopment of the existing Tube station. The contract for the redevelopment of the Tube station was awarded to Vinci/BAM Nuttall JV in December 2009.
A total of eight new Crossrail stations will be constructed – Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Custom House. Berkeley Homes has also agreed to build a Station Box at Woolwich.
In April 2011, Crossrail confirmed the shortlist for C422 Tottenham Court Road station. The following organisations were invited to tender:
- BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman UK Ltd / Kier Construction Ltd. JV;
- Dragados S.A / John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd. JV;
- Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd; and
- Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd.
On 11 July 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C405 Paddington station (main construction) had been awarded to Costain/Skanska JV.
On 23 November 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C435 Farringdon station (main construction) had been awarded to BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial Agroman (UK)/Kier Construction JV.
On 23 November 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C512 Whitechapel station (main construction) had been awarded to Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering/Morgan Sindall/Vinci Construction UK JV.
On 1 March 2012, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C502 Liverpool Street station had been awarded to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd
The construction contract for C412 Bond Street Crossrail station will be awarded in early 2013. The following organisations will be invited to tender:
- Costain/Skanska JV;
- Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd;
- BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial / Kier JV; and
- Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd