Crossrail has awarded the Paddington Integrated Project (PIP) preparatory works contract to Carillion Construction Limited.
The area around Paddington and the Grade 1 listed station will be transformed over the coming years. A new Crossrail station will be built under Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road.
The Paddington Integrated Project facilitates this by providing a brand new step-free entrance to the Hammersmith & City line station on the canal side with access to the new taxi facility which will be relocated between the main line station and the canal.
Network Rail is also undertaking major improvement work including restoration of the station roof which will deliver a lighter, brighter station.
The Crossrail service will significantly reduce journey times from Paddington to the West End, Docklands and south east London as well as providing improved access to Heathrow, west London and Berkshire. When Crossrail opens, Paddington will be just 10 minutes to Liverpool Street and 17 minutes to Canary Wharf.
The PIP represents a close collaboration between Crossrail, London Underground, Network Rail and Transport for London to create a truly integrated station that offers a superior passenger experience with easy interchanges.
PIP works include the following:
- A new Hammersmith & City line station which will ease the existing over-crowding. The new station will provide space for future growth in passenger numbers, enhanced quality of access, interchange and ambience.
- An improved new pedestrian entrance from the canal towpath to both Paddington mainline station and the new Hammersmith & City line station.
- A new taxi facility on the east of the existing station with access to the mainline station by lifts and escalators.
- A new taxi access ramp from Bishop’s Bridge Road.
- Provision for a future commercial development above the new Hammersmith & City line station and the site adjacent to the existing canal towpath
Martin Rowark, Crossrail Head of Procurement said: “This is a critical contract as these works will enable the main station construction works for the new Crossrail Paddington Station also to proceed as planned. “This is also the first contract to be announced since the Government and the Mayor of London reaffirmed their shared commitment to funding Crossrail following the Comprehensive Spending Review, and demonstrates that we are moving forward with delivery.”
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Notes to Editors
Crossrail issued an OJEU notice for main works for the new Crossrail Paddington Station earlier this month. The works include a 230m long underground station-box about 23m below the existing taxi concourse at Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road.
The PIP scheme was split into two work packages; C271 demolition and foundations enabling works which is already underway, and C272 to construct the new LU Hammersmith & City Line Station and Network Rail taxi deck.
Images for PIP are available on request from the Crossrail Press Office
Crossrail will run 118 km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will bring an additional 1.5 million people within 45 minutes commuting distance of London's key business districts.
When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent, supporting regeneration across the capital, helping to secure London's position as a world leading financial centre, and cutting journey times across the city. Crossrail will deliver substantial economic benefits for all of London and the South East. Latest economic forecasts suggest that Crossrail will add £42bn to the economy, resulting in a £17bn tax boost for the Treasury.
Up to 14,000 people will be employed at the peak of construction in 2013/2015, with an estimated further 7000 jobs created indirectly.
Crossrail is delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL). CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. Crossrail is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London.