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Crossrail awards Custom House station construction contract

By Peter MacLennan

Crossrail awards Custom House station construction contract

Crossrail today announced its intention to award the main construction contract for C520 Custom House station to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.

In line with European procurement rules the contract is subject to a ten-day standstill period.   
The new Crossrail Custom House station, located in east London, is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.

Martin Buck, Crossrail’s Commercial Director said: “The new Crossrail station at Custom House will not only assist with the continued regeneration of the Royal Docks but also improve links between central London and the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. When Crossrail opens, passengers will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 4 minutes, Bond Street in 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in less than 45 minutes.”

The new Crossrail station will be built on the site of the former North London Line station which 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. 

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Notes to Editors: 

Custom House Crossrail station will be located at the junction of Victoria Dock Road and Freemasons Road, London. Construction will begin in early 2013. 

Following conclusion of the ten-day standstill period, the C520 contract award can be confirmed. The indicative value of the contract when originally advertised was in the region of £35 million.

In February 2012, Crossrail confirmed the shortlist for C520 Custom House station. The following organisations were invited to tender:

  • Costain Limited;
  • Geoffrey Osbourne Limited.
  • Hochtief UK Construction Limited and Hochtief Solutions AG JV;and
  • Laing O'Rourke Construction Limited.

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.

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

On 23 November 2011, Crossrail confirmed that the contract for C435 Farringdon station (main construction) 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 (main construction) 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 (Western Ticket Hall) has been awarded to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd.

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 Ltd; and
  • Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd.


About Crossrail 

The total funding envelope available to deliver Crossrail is £14.8bn. The Crossrail route will pass through 37 stations and run 118 km (73 miles) from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km (13 miles) tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Crossrail services are due to commence through central London in 2018.

Crossrail is being 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.