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Crossrail shafts contract awarded

Crossrail has announced that the contract for the construction of ventilation shafts at Eleanor Street and Mile End Park has been awarded to Costain and Skanska working in joint venture.

The 30m deep shafts will house ventilation and emergency exit facilities between Stratford and Liverpool Street stations. 

According to Crossrail, the ventilation shafts along the route have been designed to ensure optimal air movement within the tunnels. The shafts will also be used to extract warm air released by the air conditioning units on the Crossrail rolling stock.

Work at the Mile End site includes relocation of acoach park and all-weather football pitch within the grounds of the park. Crossrail programme director Andy Mitchel said: “We are working closely with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Greenwich Leisure to ensure that Mile End Park’s sports facilities remain fully accessible throughout the works.”

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