Joint venture between two firms chosen for final main construction contract for Crossrail’s central stations

A joint venture between Costain and Skanska has win the contract to build Crossrail’s Bond Street station, the last of the main construction contracts for the new line’s central section stations.

Bond Street Crossrail station will be directly connected to the neighbouring Tube station allowing passengers to interchange between Crossrail and London Underground services.

Following completion of the works, a major over-site development will be constructed above the Crossrail station.

A Costain/Skanska joint venture was aawarded the Crossrail advance civil engineering works at Bond Street station in 2011.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail Chief Executive said: “Crossrail has now awarded the final main construction contract for the new central section stations.

“Contracts worth over £5bn have been awarded to-date, providing a much needed boost to the construction industry and the UK economy. The Bond Street Crossrail station contract will create hundreds of new jobs with hundreds more created in the wider supply chain.

“Crossrail will transform access to the West End while also acting as a catalyst for the major development and regeneration of the local area. Twenty-four trains an hour in each direction will pass through the station during peak periods, hugely enhancing the capacity at one of central London’s busiest stations.”

The contract also includes commitments to provide apprenticeships and job opportunities for Londoners.

Costain Skanska JV will be required to create around 11 new apprenticeships and new job start roles for individuals who are long-term unemployed or out of education or training for six months or more during the life of their contract.

It is a requirement that all of the new job starts be taken up by individuals living within Greater London or within one mile of the Crossrail route.