First design contracts let for Crossrail go to Arup/Atkins JV, Mott MacDonald and Capita

A joint venture between Arup and Atkins has won the first contract to design a station for the £15bn Crossrail programme.

The companies will design Tottenham Court Road station with principal architect Hawkins\Brown

Arup joins MacDonald and Capita Symonds in winning the first set of contracts for detailed design services on Crossrail.

Arup has won two packages; one to design Tottenham Court Road Station and the other to design bored tunnels for the £15bn project.

Capita Symonds has won a contract to design the Royal Oak portal, as revealed in Building this week, and Mott MacDonald has won a contract to design sprayed concrete lining.

Dr Graham Plant, programme director at Crossrail said: “These first design packages give the Crossrail project further impetus following the commencement of construction at Canary Wharf earlier this month. The awards mark the start of project’s detailed design stage.”

The twelve engineering firms on the design framework are: Aedas, Atkins, BDP,  Capita Symonds, Halcrow, Hyder, Jacobs UK, Mott MacDonald, Arup, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Scott Wilson, and WSP.