£40M Paddington link tunnel contractor selected

£40M Paddington link tunnel contractor selected

Costain Skanska Joint Venture has been named preferred bidder for a £40M contract to design and build the Paddington link tunnel, which will connect the new Paddington Crossrail station with existing Bakerloo line platforms.

 

The tunnel, which will be built on behalf of London Underground (LU), is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 in time for the opening of Crossrail. It is hoped that this link will alleviate the demand additional passengers will place on existing infrastructure.

 

Paddington is currently one of the busiest stations on the Tube network with 85,000 passengers interchanging to and from the Bakerloo line every day. This is set to increase to over 115,000 when Crossrail starts serving the station.

 

LU selected the Costain Skanska Joint Venture following a procurement process known as the Innovative Contractor Engagement (ICE) model, which assesses bids made by contractors for the value that their proposal adds to the project. 

 

Costain and Skanska’s winning bid will enhance the value of the Bakerloo line link by 25%, mainly through reducing passenger journey times compared with initial designs. It will also help to reduce the level of disruption caused to customers while the link is built.

 

The joint venture came in ahead of two other shortlisted bidders – a consortium comprising Morgan Sindall and Bemo Tunnelling; and Dragados.

 

LU Director of Capital Programmes David Waboso said: “This is the second successful application of the ICE procurement approach, providing both our customers and our business with significantly enhanced value. Increasingly, ICE is allowing the market to provide us with better value infrastructure than traditional approaches.”

 

Crossrail Programme Director Simon Wright said: “Crossrail is now 60% complete and we are on time and within budget. The Bakerloo line link, being delivered by London Underground, is an integral part of Crossrail.”

 

Photo copyright Mike Knell and licenced for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Please rate

Comments 

Name
Email
  Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

Caledonia Water bags infrastructure contract with Scottish Water

Caledonia Water bags infrastructure contract with Scottish Water

Caledonia Water Alliance – a Morrison Utility Services and AECOM joint venture – has landed a six-year extension on its water infrastructure contract with Scottish Water Following confirmation of the new agreements, from 2021-2027 Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA)

Skanska bags £135m revamp of Canary Wharf’s first office

Skanska bags £135m revamp of Canary Wharf’s first office

Skanska has won the contract to deliver the main structural revamp of Canary Wharf’s first major office at 30 South Colonnade in London Docklands.The major office deal is its second to be signed off this week after confirming an £83m contract with Royal London Asset Management to build

MWH Treatment secures key role on Scottish Water framework

MWH Treatment secures key role on Scottish Water framework

MWH Treatment (MWHT), together with partner Galliford Try, has successfully secured a six-year contract extension on Scottish Water's non-infrastructure framework for the Strategic Review 2021-27 (SR21) investment programme. MWHT, a sector leading solution provider operating across the UK water

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.