Today, Skanska UK is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract, in joint venture with Costain, to deliver the main station works at the new Crossrail Bond Street Station in London.
The contract comprises the construction of ticket halls – including platform fit-out and mechanical and electrical services for the Western Ticket Hall (Davies Street) and Eastern Ticket Hall (Hanover Square). In addition, it includes interfacing with the tunnelling, track and rail power contractors, as well as local community engagement.
Skanska UK Executive Vice President Bill Hocking said: “We are delighted to have secured another part of the Crossrail programme. This is the seventh contract for the joint venture and follows on from the Bond Street advance civil engineering works, which we won in March 2011.
“Being awarded the last of the main construction contracts for the new central section stations is testament to our performance on Crossrail overall, and to the great people we have in place delivering these contracts across the capital.”
Work is set to begin in February 2013 and is scheduled to conclude in February 2017 ahead of Crossrail’s opening in 2018.
Notes to editors
Crossrail is the new east-west rail service linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via 21km of new twin-bore tunnels under central London.
Since March 2010, the Costain Skanska joint venture has secured seven contracts as part of the Crossrail programme:
- Bond Street Station
- Thames Water Utilities Asset Monitoring Works
- Eleanor Street and Mile End Shafts
- Paddington Station
- Bond Street Advanced Works
- Pudding Mill Lane Portal
- Royal Oak Portal
Skanska in the UK
Skanska is involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious building and infrastructure projects, working with both private and public-sector clients. We also deliver numerous smaller schemes, including public-realm improvement, hard and soft landscaping and utilities projects.
In addition, by combining our skills and experience in construction and infrastructure development we have become a UK leader in delivering schemes in healthcare, education, defence, transportation and municipal services that bring together private and public investment.
Working together with clients, partners and our supply chain, we make a positive difference to each project. Part of that is our resolute commitment to a more sustainable world, creating green solutions and setting high standards in green construction, as well as helping project stakeholders to make more sustainable choices. In acknowledgement, in June 2011 we were named the greenest company in the UK across all industries in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards.
We also strive to lead in health and safety, business ethics and the working environment. Construction News named us Employer of the Year in its 2012 awards. Our Code of Conduct and Five Zeros together embody our values and form the foundation of our culture: zero loss-making projects, zero accidents, zero environmental incidents, zero ethical breaches and zero defects.
Skanska UK is backed by the financial strength of Skanska AB in Sweden.