£235m deal is for the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station tunnels

BBMV, a joint-venture firm comprising ALPINE BeMo Tunnelling, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction, has won the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station tunnels contract.

The contract covers the construction of all station tunnels and associated works at the respective sites and forms an integral part of the wider Crossrail project.

The contract is valued at £235m and work is expected to commence next month, taking about five years to complete.

Commenting on the contract win, Paul Smith, Morgan Sindall chief executive, said: “I am delighted that we have won this contract. The award demonstrates the group’s leading edge skills in tunnel engineering and the fact that we are part of a very strong joint venture which has extensive construction capabilities.”

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “This contract will require a team with technical and resource capability, and a comprehensive understanding of both the local issues and the requirements of the key stakeholders involved. We are therefore delighted to have been awarded this prestigious project together with our joint venture partners.”

Balfour Beatty and Morgan Sindall each own a 30% share in the joint venture.