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Laing O'Rourke secures £200m Tottenham Court Rd Crossrail deal

Laing O’Rourke has been announced as preferred bidder for the main construction contract for the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station.

The deal – thought to be worth up to £200m – is subject to a standard 10-day standstill period.  

Laing O’Rourke saw off competition from BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial/Kier JV; Dragados/Sisk; and Lend Lease Construction to secure the work.

Crossrail programme director Andy Mitchell said: “Crossrail’s station at Tottenham Court Road will transform access to the West End while also acting as a catalyst for the major development and regeneration of the local area.

“Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods, hugely enhancing the capacity at one of central London’s busiest stations.”

The project will include the major structural work and fit-out of the station’s Western Ticket Hall as well as fit-out of the station tunnels and Goslett Yard Box, which will link the Crossrail station to Tottenham Court Road Tube station.

It takes Laing O’Rourke’s Crossrail station works haul to up to half a billion pounds after it secured the £300m Liverpool Street station works.

Main construction for Paddington station was awarded to Costain/Skanska.

Farringdon station was secured by BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial/Kier; Whitechapel to Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall/Vinci.

Bond Street is the only contract outstanding. Expected to be awarded early next year, the shortlist is:

  • Costain/Skanska;
  • Laing O’Rourke;
  • BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial/Kier
  • Lend Lease Construction

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