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Laing O’Rourke snaps up Crossrail's Tottenham Court Road station

22 Jun 12 Main construction contract for the Crossrail Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road station has gone to Laing O’Rourke.

Architect's impression of the new station
Architect's impression of the new 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.

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.

Losing shortlisted bidders for the contract were:

BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial Agroman UK Ltd / Kier Construction Ltd. JV (BFK);

Dragados S.A / John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd. JV;

Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd.        

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 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.

Most have now been awarded:

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Paddington station main construction (C405) went to Costain Skanska JV.

Farringdon station main construction (C435) went to BFK.

Whitechapel station main construction (C512) is in the hands of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Morgan Sindall & Vinci Construction UK JV.

Liverpool Street station (C502) is being built by Laing O’Rourke Construction.

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

BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial/Kier JV (BFK)

Lend Lease Construction (EMEA).

Crossrail programme director Andy Mitchell 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.”

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