Taylor Woodrow, Laing O'Rourke and Balfour Beatty included in consortiums asked by TfL to bid for Crossrail-related redeveloment

Three consortiums have been invited to tender for the £300m job to redevelop Bond Street tube station in preparation for the construction of Crossrail, Transport for London (TfL) said today.

The three bidders are:

  • Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall
  • Laing O'Rourke/Bachy Soletanche/Costain
  • Balfour Beatty.

The contract will be to expand the station and provide a step-free link to the planned Crossrail station to be built alongside. It will include a new ticket hall on Marylebone Lane, new escalators and a new, low-level link between the Central and Jubilee lines.

TfL said that Morgan Est, which had been expected to bid, withdrew from the project in December.

Bidders will be expected to return tenders by this April, with a contract due to be awarded by the summer. TfL said construction should begin at the end of the year, with completion expected by the start of 2017.

Miles Ashley, head of London Underground's station capacity programme, said: “The £300m redevelopment of Bond Street tube station, coupled with the new Crossrail station, will transform the Bond Street area and act as a catalyst for further investment securing the West End's position as a premier shopping and entertainment destination and major employment centre.”

Crossrail has yet to let the contract for construction of its adjacent station.