Bids called for remaining Crossrail stations Apr 2011
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Major engineering and contracting companies engaged on the Crossrail project to December 2010
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Project Delivery Partner – Crossrail Central, a team of:

ContractPackage descriptionEngaged firm
C100 Architectural Component Design
C146 Custom House Station
C102 Material & Workmanship Specification
C121 Sprayed Concrete Lining
C124 Railway Systems & Tunnel M&E Services
C131 Paddington Integrated Project
C138 Liverpool Street Station
C122 Bored Tunnels - Alignment & Track
C134 Tottenham Court Road
C123 Intermediate Shafts
C130 Paddington Station
C136 Farringdon Station
C152 Pudding Mill Lane
C164 Bulk Power Distribution & HV System
C132 Bond Street Station
C140 Whitechapel Station
C154 Victoria Dock Portal
C150 Royal Oak Portal
C156 North Woolwich & Plumstead Portal
C170 Communications & Control System
ContractPackage descriptionEngaged constructor
C300Running Tunnels West - Royal Oak to Farringdon
C410 Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road SCL stations tunnels and early access shafts
C305 Running Tunnels East - Limmo Peninsula to Farringdon; Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock; Stepney Green to Pudding Mill Lane
C510 Whitechapel and Liverpool Street SCL station tunnels and early access shafts
C248Pudding Mill Lane Portal TBM reception chamber
Canary Wharf station delivery by sub-partner Canary Wharf Group
C701 Instrumentation Monitoring
C200 Pudding Mill Lane -Site Facilities
C210 Liverpool Street Station Advance Works Package 2
C245 Whitechapel Station Civils, Demolition & Utilities
C240 Bond Street - Civils
C244 Whitechapel Station Civils 1 – Steel Deck Over East London Line
C248 Pudding Mill Lane Portal – Civils, TBM reception chamber & 400kV diversion, diaphragm walls
C330 Royal Oak Portal Civils
C271 Paddington Integrated Project – Advanced works
Shortlists of prequalifiers are announced this week to tender for the Crossrail stations under central London. Mined underground structures for the Crossrail services are to be excavated beneath and alongside existing London Underground stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel.
Crossrail's underground alignment beneath London

Crossrail's underground alignment beneath London

Tenders were called this week for the four remaining stations after release of the Paddington and Farringdon station shortlists earlier in the year.
All told, the six central London stations for Crossrail total an estimated construction value of £1.5 billion. This is added to a further £1.5 billion of contracts already awarded for excavation of nearly 21km of twin-tube TBM running tunnels associated with the project together with their portal structures, and early SCL works at the Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Whitechapel and Liverpool Street stations.
Several joint ventures established to pursue Crossrail contracts are among the shortlists for the main underground station works while others are among the lists for the first time. With award of the station contracts, all main excavation work for the £14.5 billion project (about US$23.5 billion) - revised down from the original £15.9 billion budget through various engineering-led changes - will be under contract. Advance works contracts are progressing at several locations along the route. These will be followed with the main excavation activity later this year and launch of the first TBMs from Royal Oak Portal in the second quarter of 2012.
The tender lists for all six of the central London underground stations is as follows:
  • Fig 2.  Plan of proposed muck haulage routes

    Bond Street Station

  • Tottenham Court Road

    Tottenham Court Road

C412 – Bond Street – Estimated value £200 million
Costain / Skanska JV
Laing O'Rourke Construction Ltd
BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier JV
Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd
C422 – Tottenham Court Road – Estimated value £200m
BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier JV
Dragados / Sisk JV
Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd
Laing O'Rourke Construction Ltd
  • Liverpool Street Station

    Liverpool Street Station

  • Whitechapel Station

    Whitechapel Station

C502 – Liverpool Street – Estimated value £300m
Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / VINCI JV
Costain / Skanska JV
Laing O'Rourke Construction Ltd
Dragados / Sisk JV
C512 – Whitechapel – Estimated value £250m
Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / VINCI JV
Costain / Skanska JV
BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier JV
Dragados / Sisk JV
  • Paddington Station

    Paddington Station

  • Farringdon Station

    Farringdon Station

C405 - Paddington – Estimated value £250m, released in January
Costain / Skanska JV
Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / VINCI JV
BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial Agroman / Kier Construction JV
Laing O'Rourke / Strabag JV
Carillion Construction Ltd
C435 – Farringdon – Estimated value £375m, released in February
Balfour Beatty / Alpine BeMo / Morgan Sindall / VINCI JV
Costain / Skanska JV
Laing O'Rourke / Strabag JV
BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial Agroman / Kier Construction JV
Together with the six underground stations beneath central London there are a further three new stations for the project at Canary Wharf, Custom House and Woolwich. Canary Wharf station is an open cut underground structure that is being delivered by the Canary Wharf Group. It was the first construction work for the project to start back in 2009 and is advancing ahead of a new office tower to be built above it. Custom House station is the only station in the London area that is above ground. Its construction is to be tendered later this year. At Woolwich, Berkeley Homes have agreed to build the station box on the Thames crossing alignment. Other surface stations are to be rebuilt and upgraded to accommodate the 118km closed-loop rail integration project that stretches from Maidenhead in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Full extent of the new rail network for the UK capital

Full extent of the new rail network for the UK capital

When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration across the capital, helping to secure London's position as a world leading financial centre, and cutting journey times across the city.
Up to 14,000 people will be employed at the peak of construction in 2013/2015, with an estimated further 7,000 jobs created indirectly.
Crossrail is delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London and is sponsored jointly by the UK Department for Transport and the city administration’s Transport for London.
Crossrail awards tunnelling contracts - TunnelTalk, December 2010
Scheduling excavation works for success at Crossrail - TunnelTalk, April 2011
Crossrail contract awarded tally climbs - TunnelTalk, April 2011
Crossrail moves ahead with enabling works - TunnelTalk, March 2010
Settlement control measures - TunnelTalk, August 2010

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