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Costain JV wins Crossrail’s last major contract

Elizabeth line train crossrail outside testing

A joint venture of Alstom Transport, TSO and Costain has won the contract for a maintenance facility at Plumstead, south London, as one of the UK’s largest ever procurement programme comes to an end.

The £26M award from Crossrail is the last of its major contracts, having awarded more than one hundred in areas such as tunnelling and construction. The Costain JV beat Balfour Beatty and Vinci bids.

The new facility at Plumstead will be used for track and infrastructure workers and equipment. The work includes three sidings, refuelling facilities, a maintenance building, storage, parking and two-storey accommodation for up to 100 staff.

Crossrail says that this last contract means that in total 62% of companies in the project’s supply chain are based outside London and 63% are SMEs. It is now sharing what it has learnt through the procurement process with the team developing the High Speed 2 supply chain.

Crossrail programme director Simon Wright said: “The procurement of billions of pounds worth of work for the Crossrail programme has been a monumental exercise.

“We have used the procurement process as a way of ensuring world class standards in the construction of the new railway as well as value for money for the taxpayer. The contracts we’ve signed with our principle contractors have also set the future standard for major UK infrastructure projects, helping us to deliver more than 550 apprenticeships, reducing our impact on the environment and spreading the economic benefits of the project.”



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