Skanska, in partnership with GrantRail, has today been awarded a £39 million project by Transport for London to carry out major civil engineering works for the new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension to Stratford International Station, which is expected to play a key role in transport plans for the 2012 Games.
Work will start immediately and is scheduled for completion in February 2009. Skanska’s share of the contract is valued at around £23 million.
Key elements of the project include:
• The construction of two new platforms on the north side of Stratford station, where North London Line national rail services will terminate;
• Track alignment work to prepare for the new rail link between Stratford and Stratford International; and
• The construction of the shell and foundations of the new DLR station at Stratford International.
This scheme marks the return to the Stratford area for Skanska. The company undertook a number of schemes in the area as part of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link around Stratford including: Contract 230 - Stratford Box, a one kilometre long, 50 metre wide, 25 metre deep underground structure to house Stratford International Station. Contract 220 - twin tunnels each 7.5 kilometres connecting Stratford International Station with St Pancras and Contract 240 – twin tunnels each 4.7 kilometres from the eastern end of Stratford Box.
Bill Hocking, Managing Director of Skanska’s Civil Engineering Operating Unit said: “We are delighted to have won this contract with our partners GrantRail, which allows us to continue our long and successful track record in Stratford.”