A Balfour Beatty joint venture has won a £100m contract to build a new station for Singapore’s underground rail network

Singapore rail station - Balfour Beatty

The Singapore Land Transport Authority has appointed Gammon Construction, a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, to the contract to construct Havelock Station for the city state’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

Work is due to start in the first quarter of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Havelock Station is in close proximity to residential housing estates and commercial buildings and is on the Thomson Line - a fully underground, 30-km long line comprising 22 stations linking the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL), Downtown Line (DTL), North-East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improving travel time for the local community.

This is the second contract awarded to Gammon Construction for the Thomson Line, following the award of the contact for the design and construction of the Mayflower Station in 2013.