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Custom House award brings O’Rourke its third Crossrail station

17 Aug 12 Laing O’Rourke has seen off Costain, Osborne and Hochtief to win Crossrail’s Custom House station contract.

Artist's impression of the new Custom House station
Artist's impression of the new Custom House station

Crossrail yesterday announced its intention to award the main construction contract for C520 Custom House station to Laing O’Rourke Construction. Construction will begin in early 2013.

Contract value has not yet been disclosed but the indicative value when the contract was originally advertised was in the region of £35m.

This is Laing O’Rourke’s third major Crossrail station contract, having already been awarded

Contracts C502 Liverpool Street station and C422 Tottenham Court Road (Western Ticket Hall).

The new Crossrail Custom House station, in east London, is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section. It will be built on the site of the former North London Line station that closed to passengers in December 2006. The new station will include a new ticket hall, interchange with Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.

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.

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Paddington station (main construction) is being built by Costain Skanska JV.

Farringdon station (main construction) is with BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) & Kier Construction JV.

Whitechapel station (main construction) was won by Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Morgan Sindall & Vinci Construction UK JV.

Laing O’Rourke is also still in the running for the final station. The construction contract for C412 Bond Street Crossrail station will be awarded in early 2013. The following organisations have been invited to tender:

  • Costain / Skanska JV
  • BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier JV
  • Laing O’Rourke Construction
  • Lend Lease Construction (EMEA).

Below: Artist's impression of the new Custom House station


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