Vinci subsidiary Taylor Woodrow and joint venture partner Bam Nuttall have won Transport for London’s plum job upgrading Tottenham Court Road.
TfL confirmed the move this afternoon in a press release.
Bidders are thought to have been notified that the pair had won the job last week. Losing out are Balfour Beatty, a Costain/Laing O’Rourke joint venture, Morgan Est and a Skanska/Mace joint venture.
The total value of the tube station overhaul is £500m.
The TfL contract is the first major contract to be let on the £1bn overhaul of the area. A new piazza outside Centre Point is also being built, but it is unclear whether that is part of the package won by the jv. The third major job is the new Crossrail station.
The TfL job will see Taylor Woodrow/Bam Nuttall build an enlarged Tube ticket hall nearly six times the size of the current one; new station entrances and additional access points to the Northern and Central line platforms to reduce congestion; and additional escalators and five new lifts to provide step-free access.
The project will start on site in early 2010, and will run to 2016. Work on the tube station will be taking place around Centre Point, with the separate Crossrail job focussed around Dean Street in Soho.
PQQs have gone in for the Crossrail tunnelling works at Tottenham Court Road, with most of the major contractors expected to bid for the job.