Winners of six design contracts on £16bn rail project revealed today

Hyder Consulting has secured two out of six Crossrail design contracts announced today, scooping up Victoria dock portal and Whitechapel station.

Rival engineer WSP also won its first deal on the £16bn project, and will carry out detailed design services for Bond Street station.

Scott Wilson and Mott MacDonald were named as winners of Paddington station and Liverpool Street station jobs respectively while Capita Symonds took North Woolwich and Plumstead portals.

Graham Plant, programme director at Crossrail, said: “With the latest announcement Crossrail has reached a major milestone in the detailed design process, as the designs for Crossrail stations along the central route will play a key role in delivering a world-class affordable railway. We look forward to working closely with each of these companies.”

All the firms have places on the Crossrail Design Framework Agreements, which allows them to compete for packages of work on the cross-London rail link.