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Morgan Est out of running for £300m Bond Street tube job

Morgan Est has dropped out of the race for the £300 million Bond Street tube station redevelopment leaving three teams in the running.

TfL confirmed that Balfour Beatty, a Laing O’Rourke/Bachy Soletanche/Costain joint venture and and a joint venture between Taylor Woodrow and Bam Nuttall - recent winners of the Tottenham Court redevelopment contract - have all been invited to tender.

All four bidders were shortlisted for the job last July but Morgan Est decided to withdraw in December.

The closing date for the return of tenders is April 2010. It is anticipated that a contract will be awarded by summer 2010.

Main construction is due to begin in late 2010 with the redevelopment of the station completed in early 2017.

The selected contractor will deliver an expansion of Bond Street Tube station as well as a step-free link between the Tube station and Crossrail Bond Street station.

Utility diversions and enabling works around Crossrail’s Bond Street Hanover Square station got underway last month in preparation for the start of construction and will continue throughout 2010.

To facilitate the construction of the new northern ticket hall on Marylebone Lane, the buildings on 354-358 Oxford Street will be compulsorily purchased and demolished. This process will begin in summer 2010.