Crossrail awards Tottenham Court Road ticket hall contract to Laing O’Rourke

25 June 2012 (Last Updated June 25th, 2012 18:30)

Crossrail has awarded a £200m contract to build the Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road station to Laing O'Rourke Construction.

Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road Station, Crossrail

Crossrail has awarded a £200m contract to build the Western Ticket Hall at Tottenham Court Road station to Laing O'Rourke Construction.

According to the company, the contract award is subject to a ten-day standstill period and is in line with European procurement rules.

The project includes the major structural work and fit-out of the station's Western Ticket Hall as well as the fit-out of the station tunnels and Goslett Yard Box, which will connect the Crossrail station to Tottenham Court Road Tube station.

Crossrail programme director Andy Mitchell said that the station at Tottenham Court Road 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," Mitchell said.

The new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station will be directly linked to the neighbouring Tube station, allowing passengers to interchange between Crossrail and London Underground services.

When the rail line through the station is operational, it will link the West End to Canary Wharf in 12 minutes, Stratford in 13 minutes and Heathrow airport in less than 30 minutes.

Foundations for the Western Ticket Hall were completed by Balfour Beatty Morgan Vinci Joint Venture (BBMV), while the excavation is being undertaken by BAM Nuttall / Ferrovial Agroman /Kier JV (BFK).

Crossrail is also planning to build eight new stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Custom House.

Laing O'Rourke beat competition from other shortlisted companies, which included BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial/Kier JV, Dragados/John Sisk & Son JV and Lend Lease Construction.

In March 2012, Crossrail awarded a £300m contract to Laing O'Rourke Construction to build the C502 Liverpool Street station.

Construction of the station, which will be located below existing Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations and Finsbury Circus, is expected to start later this year.


Image: Crossrail's new Tottenham Court Road station will be directly connected to the neighbouring Tube station. Photo: Crossrail.