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Costain/Skanska JV wins Crossrail Bond Street civils job

A Costain/Skanska joint venture has been awarded the Crossrail advance civil engineering works at Bond Street station worth up to £100 million.

The job is the third contract to be awarded to the JV on the Crossrail scheme.

Works comprise of the construction of two station box structures, western ticket hall and eastern ticket hall to provide surface access to either end to twin mined platform tunnels.

Work starts on site immediately and is due for completion in 2012.

The team beat off competition from Carillion, a Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall/Vinci JV and a Laing O’Rourke/Strabag JV.

Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie said: “We are delighted to have been awarded additional work on Crossrail which again demonstrates our broad range of capabilities in the rail sector.”

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