Transport for London has announced it will award the £700m contract for the redevelopment of Victoria Underground station to a Taylor Woodrow Construction / BAM Nuttall joint venture.
A Balfour Beatty / Morgan Est joint venture and a Costain / Bachy Soletanche / Laing O'Rourke joint venture were the other bidders in the running.
The upgrade will be delivered in phases in order to deliver it in the most cost effective way.
The first phase is the construction of the new entrance and the new North Ticket Hall under Bressenden Place, which will start in 2011 and be completed in 2016, a year earlier than originally planned.
The remainder of the upgrade works including new lifts and escalators from the existing Victoria line ticket hall, which will be doubled in size, will be completed by 2018.
Other features of the upgrade include:
- An entrance to the station beneath Bressenden Place allowing passengers from Victoria Street to enter the station without crossing the complex of streets to get to the existing station entrance;
- Better station access for all passengers with new lifts in the enlarged existing South Ticket Hall providing step-free access to all platform levels and wider stairs to the National Rail station;
- Nine new escalators;
- Seven new lifts providing step free access from street level to the Victoria line and for interchange with District and Circle line platforms;
- A new passage way to the north end of the Victoria line platform.
Peter Lynch, programme manager, London Underground, said: “Upgrading Victoria Underground station is a key part of improving the Tube network which will cut congestion and improve access for all our passengers using the station.”