Firm was the external walls subbie on the £400m station

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Costain has taken over Lakesmere’s work at the revamp of London Bridge station after the cladding and roofing specialist entered administration yesterday.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said in a statement that principle contractor Costain’s ”own self-delivery team” would now work on the project.

“London Bridge station remains on programme. The concourse will open in January, with completion set for autumn 2018,” the spokesperson added.

Lakesmere was working as the external walls subcontractor on the upgrade of London’s fourth busiest station on behalf of Costain, according to data provider Barbour ABI.

Costain won the £400m contract to carry out the detailed design and delivery of the project in November 2011.

This included the provision of a new concourse at street level, with entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street, as well as the redevelopment of exit points to improve access to and from the station.