Transport for London (TfL) approved Crossrail’s selection for the project’s £100M programme partner role this week, but will delay the announcement until the choice for the £400M delivery partner is also confirmed, which is expected next month.
The programme partner will be responsible for strategic management of the whole Crossrail scheme, and the three shortlisted bidders are: Bechtel with Halcrow and Systra, Legacy 3 – a joint venture between Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty Management and Davis Langdon –and Transcend, a joint venture between Aecom, CH2M Hill and Nichols Group.
“We are looking to announce the programme partner close to or at the same time as the project delivery partner,” said a spokesman for Crossrail. “The two will have to work so closely together that we
have brought the project delivery partner announcement forward, and we can relax a bit on the programme partner role.”
Crossrail will also shortly be announcing the first round of design contracts for those companies holding frameworks.