The 100m long tunnel will link the new Crossrail station to the London Underground Bakerloo Line station at Paddington.
London Underground has estimated the Paddington Bakerloo Line Link Project will cost £30-£55m to build.
Design and build contract bid teams
- Costain Skanska JV
- Morgan Sindall BeMo Tunnelling JV
Miles Ashley, LU’s Programme Director of Crossrail and Stations, said: “The building of the tunnel link is essential to support the increase in passengers when Crossrail starts serving the station at the end of 2018.
“The next stage of the process is to invite the three shortlisted contractors to engage in the Innovative Contractor Engagement procurement model, which we successfully used on the Bank Station Upgrade contract this summer, where the bids are assessed on the added value of their proposal, rather than on lowest cost.”
LU will be seeking innovative proposals against a RIBA E reference design for which a Transport Works Act Order is well progressed and due to complete during spring 2014.
The building of a link between the Crossrail and Bakerloo line platforms is a requirement of the Crossrail Act and is expected to be completed in autumn 2018.