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London Underground Names Contractors for £350m Scheme

London Underground Names Contractors for £350m Scheme

The preferred contractor teams have been named by London Underground for the £350 million Future Stations’ Civils and Tunnelling Works framework.

Joint ventures between Taylor Woodrow/Bam Nuttall and Morgan Sindall/BeMo have secured places on all three lots covering tunnelling, civils and combines civils and tunnelling.

Hochtief also won a contract but only secured a place on the third combined civils and tunnelling lot with the other joint ventures.

The eight year framework is part of the plan from London Underground to upgrade its stations, including Paddington, Elephant and Castle and Camden.

Included in the work packages will be the construction of new ticket halls, station entrances and platforms including associated shaft works and tunnelling.

Manging Director of Major Projects at Morgan Sindall, Paul Gott, commented: “Our joint venture has a strong working relationship having already worked together on a number of complex projects in the capital and we are looking forward to deploying this expertise on this framework.”

The joint venture between BAM Nuttall and Taylor Woodrow Construction has a long track record having previously worked on the massive Tottenham Court Road and Victoria Tube station revamp revamps.

Morgan Sindall and Austrian tunnelling specialist BeMo previously worked together with Balfour Beatty during the Whitechapel and London Liverpool Station phases of Crossrail.

Last month, Morgan Sindall secured a £24 million contract to work on Southampton Ports.

Port owner Associated British Ports commissioned two five-deck car storage facilities to enable the port to handle greater numbers of cars, which are shipped to meet overseas demand.

Morgan Sindall’s appointment is a key element in ABP’s £50m investment to transform and expand vehicle handling facilities at Southampton.

The scheme at Southampton’s Eastern and Western Docks will see the Morgan Sindall construct multi-level storage facilities, Deck 6 and Deck 7, with capacity for 8,670 car parking spaces for the port.

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