The contractor has been signed up under an early engagement contract

Multiplex has been chosen for a £50m office block job above the Crossrail station at Bond Street.

Building understands the contractor has beaten Kier and Skanska who were also on the shortlist to carry out the job at 65 Davies Street which is being developed by Grosvenor.

John Reid, director of project management, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We continue to plan for the delivery of our over station development above Bond Street West station and have appointed Multiplex to work with us on an early engagement contract prior to the handover of the site.”

The project, which was designed by architect PLP, is set to be built above the late-running station, which Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild has confirmed will not be open before March 2021 when services start running on the rest of the line.

Last week Wild told the London Assembly that tunnelling delays dating back to 2014 had put construction at Bond Street a year behind every other Crossrail station.

Reid said: “Anticipation over the launch has been building for some time and it is disappointing that Londoners must again wait for the Elizabeth Line.

“However, delivering Europe’s largest infrastructure project was always going to present unexpected complexities and the line will bring wide ranging benefits to the West End, capital and UK beyond easing congestion on the railways.”

He said Grosvenor was working with Crossrail to firm up a site handover date.

The scheme will run across six floors and cover 65,500ft2 of office space with room for more than 650 workers.

The over station development at Bond Street is one of a dozen planned for the Crossrail route in central London including plans for a 15-storey tower at Paddington station designed by Grimshaw Architects. In all, more than three million sq ft of office, retail and residential space.

The scheme was given planning back in summer 2014.

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How the new development at Bond Street will look