17 firms make the cut to bid for inner and outer section packages on the scheme

Crossrail has awarded 17 construction firms places on its enabling works framework.

The framework applies to both the outer and the inner sections of the project. Firms will be able to bid for packages of work on Crossrail. It is divided into site facilities, demolition, civil structures and utilities.

The firms include:

- Balfour Beatty (Civils)

- Bam Nuttall (Site facilities, Demolition)

- Brown & Mason (Demolition)

- Carillion Civils Engineering (Civils)

- Clancy Docwra (Utilities)

- Costain/Skanska Construction joint venture (Civils, Utilities)

- Fitzpatrick Contractors (Site facilities)

- J Murphy and Sons (Civils, Utilities)

- John F Hunt Demolition (Demolition)

- Keltbray (Demolition)

- Kier Construction (Demolition, Civils)

- Laing O’Rourke Construction (Demolition, Civils, Utilities)

- McGee Group (Demolition)

- McNicholas (Utilities)

- Morgan Est (Civils, Utilities)

- PJ Carey (Demolition)

- Select Plant Hire (Site facilities)

David Anderson, Crossrail’s engineering director, said: “The delivery of Crossrail is moving ahead at speed. Following the appointment of the programme partner and selection of the project delivery partner we are now able to confirm which companies have been short-listed to tender for the next phase of enabling works contracts required across the Crossrail route.

“We are looking forward to working closely with these selected companies to ensure that Crossrail will be fully prepared to commence main construction of the railway next year.”

Enabling works for the £16.9bn cross-London project are currently taking place at Tottenham Court Road and the Isle of Dogs.