A Costain Laing O'Rourke Joint Venture has been awarded the £300m construction contract to redevelop Bond Street Tube station by Transport for London (TfL).
Balfour Beatty, a Taylor Woodrow / BAM Nuttall JV, Morgan Est had also been shortlisted, although the latter withdrew in December 2009.
The redevelopment of the station will include:
- An 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.
Construction work will get underway in 2011, and is scheduled to run for six years.
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.
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.