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Carillion wins £100m Crossrail deal

Carillion is understood to have seen off a strong field to win the Crossrail contract for the Paddington Integrated Project - worth up to £100 million.

The other firms shortlisted for the 18-month package of works in preparation for a new station at Paddington were Bam Nuttall, Bovis Lend Lease, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Vinci.

Carillion is carrying out the early works on the scheme as one of the contractors on Crossrail’s enabling works framework.

Work to be carried out under the PiP contract, also known as C272, includes construction of a shell and core for a relocated Hammersmith & City Line underground station, as well as resurfacing works and construction of a roof structure on to an existing reinforced concrete deck.

Carillion will also have to install lifts and escalators, build a new taxi rank and carry out work for Network Rail on platform 12 of the main railway station.

This award follows Network Rail’s announcement last week that it had awarded the contract covering work on Crossrail’s south-eastern spur to Balfour Beatty Rail.

The contract initially covers design work on the scheme but the contractor is expected to progress to the construction stage once Crossrail’s funding details are finalised.

Network Rail is responsible for Crossrail works on the existing network and the contract covers track work on the two-mile stretch from Plumstead to Abbey Wood in south-east London.

The scope of works also includes the design and build of the new Abbey Wood station, which is the terminus station on the south-east section of Crossrail, as well as installing overhead electrified railway lines and modifying five bridges on the route.

Contractors will now turn their attention to the advanced works packages for five other central London Crossrail stations, all of which are at the tender stage.

Carillion, Sir Robert McAlpine, Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall/Vinci, Laing O’Rourke/Strabag and Costain/Skanska are all in the running for separate piling and dry walling packages at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel stations.
These packages are all worth a minimum of £25m.

Balfour Beatty, Bam Nuttall, Mace, Morgan Sindall and Vinci are also all bidding to win the advance civils package at Liverpool Street.

All the packages for tunnelling work are also at the tender stage with awards expected next year, while procurement of the first of the main central London station works has begun.

The £250m main package for Crossrail’s Paddington station was advertised earlier this month, with PQQs due for submission by 8 November.