Laing O'Rourke takes Liverpool Street StationMar 2012
Crossrail News Release
Laing O'Rourke is awarded the estimated £200 million C502 Crossrail construction contract for Liverpool Street station, subject to the ten-day standstill period required by European procurement rules.
Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director, said: "As with the Paddington, Farringdon and Whitechapel contracts, high quality bids were received for Liverpool Street station. The main construction contract for Tottenham Court Road station will be the next to be awarded in mid-2012."
Liverpool Street Station
Artist's impression of Liverpool Street Station
The estimated £200 million contract for the last remaining station, Bond Street, has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2013 to allow a smoothing out of the tendering process and make it easier for contractors, several of whom have already won one of the four already-let station contracts, to make multiple bids.
Crossrail's Liverpool Street station will serve the City of London and provide interchanges with London Underground's (LU) Northern, Central, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines, connections to Stansted airport and National Rail services at Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.
The new Crossrail station will be located below the existing Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations and Finsbury Circus. Crossrail will build two new ticket halls, Broadgate in the east and Moorgate in the west, for passengers to access Crossrail trains at Liverpool Street Station.
At the eastern end of the Liverpool Street Crossrail station, a new Crossrail ticket hall will be constructed beneath Liverpool Street close to the Broadgate development. At the western end, a new ticket hall will be built by expanding the existing Moorgate station ticket hall.
The site of the Broadgate ticket hall sits directly above a sixteenth century burial ground belonging to the Bethlehem Royal Hospital. Investigations by Crossrail archaeologists have confirmed the presence of up to 4,000 complete human skeletons 2-4m below street level.
Table 1. Crossrail station contracts awarded and pending
Excavation of the human remains will be completed before construction of the new Broadgate Ticket Hall starts. This will enable archaeologists to record and preserve London heritage and history. Crossrail will carefully rebury the remains after consulting with the Ministry of Justice.
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