Seven bidders in race for six Crossrail stations

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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Crossrail has named the shortlisted bidders for its six central London station projects worth £1.5bn.

Project bosses unveiled the line up for the four remaining London stations after naming shortlists for the £250m Paddington and £375m Farringdon stations earlier this year.

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director said: “We are now in a position to confirm the shortlist for Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel stations.”

Spurred on by its notable success on the main tunnel drive contracts, John Sisk in joint venture with Dragados has entered the fray to bid three of the four stations.

Another new face, contractor Lend Lease Construction, has opted to bid alone for Bond Street and Tottentham Court Road stations.

Laing O’Rourke appears to have dropped its link-up on Paddington and Farringdon stations with German group Strabag also to go it alone in tendering for Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Liverpool Street.

All firms shortlisted have now been formally invited to submit detailed tenders for these four remaining stations worth around £1bn.

This second phase in the central stations bidding process is likely to be more difficult to evaluate because Crossrail invited consortia to aggregate bids to include up to three stations where meaningful economies of scale can be achieved.

Judging by the shortlisting line-up several bidding consortium appear to be looking seriously at the option of taking on three jobs.

    Bidders for central London stations

  • Balfour/Morgan Sindall/Vinci (Paddington, Farringdon,Whitechapel, Liverpool Street)
  • BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier (Paddington, Farringdon, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Whitechapel)
  • Carillion (Paddington)
  • Costain / Skanska (Paddington, Farringdon, Bond Street, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel)
  • Dragados / Sisk (Tottenham Court Road, Whitechapel, Liverpool Street)
  • Laing O’Rourke Construction (Paddington, Farringdon, Bond Street, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road)
  • Lend Lease Construction (Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road)

    Line up by station

C405 – Paddington – £250m

  • Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / Vinci
  • BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier
  • Carillion Construction
  • Costain/Skanska
  • Laing O’Rourke / Strabag

C412 – Bond Street – £200m

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

C422 – Tottenham Court Road – £200m

  • Dragados / Sisk
  • Lend Lease Construction
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Bam / Ferrovial /Kier

C435 – Farringdon – £375m

  • Costain / Skanska
  • Laing O’Rourke / Strabag
  • BAM Nuttall /Ferrovial / Kier Construction
  • Balfour Beatty / Alpine BeMo / Morgan Sindall / Vinci

C502 – Liverpool Street – £300m

  • Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / Vinci
  • Costain / Skanska
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Dragados / Sisk

C512 – Whitechapel – £250m

  • Balfour Beatty / Morgan Sindall / Vinci
  • Costain / Skanska
  • BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial / Kier
  • Dragados / Sisk

Outside central London, new Crossrail stations will be constructed at Canary Wharf and Custom House while a station box will be constructed at Woolwich.

Canary Wharf station is being built by Canary Wharf Group and is under construction. Custom House station will be tendered later this year.

Woolwich station box will be constructed by Berkeley Homes while the existing Abbey Wood station will be rebuilt by Network Rail.

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