Four contractors set to be shortlisted in July for £150m overhaul of Central London tube station
Transport for London’s £150 million contract to expand Bond Street station has attracted tenders from seven firms.
Lining up for the Central London job are Taylor Woodrow, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Est, Bam Nuttall, Kier, Tubelines and a Costain/Laing O’Rourke/Bachy team.
All firms have been providing pre-qualification presentations to TfL over the last month, with four firms set to be shortlisted in July.
The build, which is made up of 90 per cent tunnelling, will include the construction of a new satellite ticket office at 354-358 Oxford Street. The building currently situated at the address has been bought by London Underground and will be demolished to make way for the ticket hall.
One bidder told Construction News: “Part of the job will be the erection of a steel frame to be used as an oversite development for the station.”
Westminster City Council gave permission for the site, which is located in the Stratford Place Conservation Area, to be redeveloped with a mixed-use build that could include retail, office, residential or hotel uses.
The build will feature a new single storey double height ticket hall and will connect via a subway to the existing Bond Street station underground ticket hall.
In addition it is proposed to construct a series of new underground interconnecting tunnels to improve pedestrian circulation and capacity at the station.
All construction works will be enclosed within a shed to provide acoustic protection over the worksite.
Westminster City Council has proposed that a lorry holding area would be provided on Welbeck Street and a lorry turntable provided in the worksite to enable lorries to travel down Marylebone Lane from Welbeck Street and then turn around and travel north to Wigmore Street.
Work is scheduled to start in November next year, completing in April 2016.
The build will be complementary to the new Crossrail platforms and ticket halls being built for the £15.9 billion cross-London rail scheme.
It will feature two new ticket halls for the Crossrail station. The eastern ticket hall will be at 18-19 Hanover Square with an entrance at the corner of Hanover Square and Tenterden Street.
Meanwhile, the building at 65 Davies Street will be demolished to provide for the western ticket hall with an entrance on the corner of Davies Street and Weighhouse Street.
The ticket hall sites will also be the location for necessary safety features such as ventilation shafts and emergency access.