Balfour Beatty secures £70m contract from Crossrail for new Woolwich station

9 September 2014 (Last Updated September 9th, 2014 18:30)

Balfour Beatty has secured a £70m contract from Crossrail to complete and fit-out the new railway station at Woolwich in the UK.

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Balfour Beatty has secured a £70m contract from Crossrail to complete and fit-out the new railway station at Woolwich in the UK.

Under the contract, Balfour will design, fit-out and hand over the works associated with the new Woolwich Station as part of a four year project to make the station more convenient.

In addition, the company will install plant and finishing works at the two portals in the station where the trains will surface from either end of the Thames Tunnel at North Woolwich and Plumstead.

"Up to 12 services an hour will allow passengers to travel to Canary Wharf, the city and the West End without having to change trains."

Balfour Beatty UK construction CEO Nicholas Pollard said: "Our experienced major project team's ability to deliver high-profile infrastructure schemes has been recognised with this award of the final Crossrail station package for Europe's largest construction project.

"Our use of innovative computer-aided building information modelling tools, linked to off-site construction, will reduce the overall works programme compared to traditional construction methods."

The contract also includes commitments to create 18 apprenticeships and new job opportunities for locals.

Crossrail CEO Andrew Wolstenholme said: "Crossrail will help to transform Woolwich, supporting regeneration, reducing journey times and creating new transport links for local people.

"From 2018, up to 12 services an hour will allow passengers to travel to Canary Wharf, the city and the West End without having to change trains."

Work on the station will begin later this month and the new station will open in 2018. Once in operation, around 12 trains an hour will link Woolwich to central London and Heathrow.


Image: An artist's impression of the Crossrail's Woolwich Station. Photo: courtesy of Crossrail Ltd.