Laing O’Rourke has bagged the £35m main construction contract for the Crossrail station at Custom House

The new Crossrail Custom House station, located in east London, is the only above ground station within Crossrail’s central section.

Crossrail said the firm beat off competition from Costain, Geoffrey Osbourne and Hochtief.

The contract award is subject to a ten-day standstill period.

The contract win comes after Laing O’Rourke also secured the £200m Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station job in june, which followed the the £300m contract for the Crossrail Liverpool Street Station project in March.

Crossrail said it had appointed Laing O’Rourke to the job - though to be worth up to £200m - subject to a ten-day standstill period.

Martin Buck, Crossrail’s Commercial Director said: “The new Crossrail station at Custom House will not only assist with the continued regeneration of the Royal Docks but also improve links between central London and the Excel Exhibition Centre.

“When Crossrail opens, passengers will be able to reach Canary Wharf in 4 minutes, Bond Street in 17 minutes and Heathrow Airport in less than 45 minutes.”

The new Crossrail station will be built on the site of the former North London Line station which closed to passengers in December 2006.

The new station will include a new ticket hall, interchange with Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and step-free access between the street and Crossrail platforms.