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Crossrail names winners of £625m Farringdon and Whitechapel station works

Crossrail has confirmed the winners of the main construction contracts for Farringdon and Whitechapel stations, believed to be worth around £625 million.

The joint venture of BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) and Kier Construction has been awarded the Farringdon contract.

The Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Morgan Sindall and Vinci Construction UK joint venture has won Whitechapel station.

The BAM/Ferrovial/Kier jv beat Costain, a Laing O’Rourke and Strabag jv and the Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall/Vinci jv to the Farringdon deal.

The Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall/Vinci jv beat the BAM/Ferrovial/Kier jv, a Costain/Skanska jv and Dragados/Sisk jv to the Whitechapel project.

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director: “Crossrail contracts continue to generate significant construction industry interest.

“As with the Paddington station contract earlier this year, high quality bids were received for both Farringdon and Whitechapel stations. The main construction contracts for Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Liverpool Street stations will be awarded in 2012.

“Work is progressing along the Crossrail route ahead of tunnelling starting next spring. Manufacture of our tunnel boring machines is advancing, the first of the tunnel portals is now complete and the new Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy has welcomed its first students.”

Farringdon will become one of Britain’s busiest train stations served by Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground.

At Whitechapel, the new Crossrail station will be located to the north of the existing station with a new ticket-hall providing step-free access to Crossrail, London Underground and London Overground.

Crossrail confirmed in July that the main construction contract for Paddington station had been awarded to Costain Skanska JV.

The remaining central London stations contracts for Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Liverpool Street will be awarded in 2012.

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