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Crossrail awards Bond Street station construction contract

By Peter MacLennan

Crossrail awards Bond Street station construction contract

Crossrail today announced its intention to award the last of the main construction contracts for the new central section stations.

  • C412 Bond Street station: Costain Skanska JV

In line with European procurement rules the contract is subject to a ten-day standstill period.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail Chief Executive said: “Crossrail has now awarded the final main construction contract for the new central section stations. Contracts worth over £5bn have been awarded to-date, providing a much needed boost to the construction industry and the UK economy. The Bond Street Crossrail station contract will create hundreds of new jobs with hundreds more created in the wider supply chain.

“Crossrail 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.”

The contract also includes commitments to provide apprenticeships and job opportunities for Londoners. Costain Skanska JVwill be required to create around 11 new apprenticeships and new job start roles for individuals who are long-term unemployed or out of education or training for six months or more during the life of their contract. It is a requirement that all of the new job starts be taken up by individuals living within Greater London or within one mile of the Crossrail route.

Bond Street 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.

When it opens Crossrail will link the West End to Canary Wharf in 12 minutes, Stratford in 13 minutes and Heathrow in less than 30 minutes.

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Notes to Editors:

Following conclusion of the ten-day standstill period, the C412 contract award value can be confirmed.

At Bond Street, the new station will be delivered through two major contracts – C411 and C412.

The C411 advanced works contract was awarded to Costain Skanska JV in March 2011.

The C412 contract includes main construction, fit-out and M&E of the Western Ticket Hall (Davies Street) and Eastern Ticket Hall (Hanover Square).

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 C412 Bond Street station. The following organisations were invited to tender:

  • Costain / Skanska JV;
  • Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd;
  • BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier JV (did not submit a bid); and
  • Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd.

On 11 July 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C405 Paddington station had been awarded to Costain Skanska JV.

On 23 November 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C435 Farringdon station 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 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.

On 22 June 2012, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C422 Tottenham Court Road station had been awarded to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.

On 16 August 2012, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C520 Custom House station had been awarded to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.

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