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Laing O'Rourke completes Crossrail hat-trick to land £35m Custom House

Laing O’Rourke has beaten three rivals to win a deal to build the £35 million Custom House Crossrail station, CN can reveal.

The contractor has beaten Hochtief, Costain and Geoffrey Osborne who were on the shortlist from a long list of companies that prequalified for the job.

It completes a remarkable hat-trick for the contractor which landed the £300m main construction contract for Liverpool Street Station in March and the £200m Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station in June.

The contract is still subject to the ten-day stand still period for the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.

Crossrail’s commercial director Martin Buck 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 and will include a new ticket hall, interchange with the DLR and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.

Work will commence in early 2013 and the station is due to be completed by 2018.

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