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Halcrow and Mott pick up latest Crossrail design contracts

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CONSULTANT HALCROW is recruiting engineers to work on London's £10bn Crossrail project after being appointed designer for the south east branch of the scheme It is looking to take on staff at all levels, from graduate to project manager, after winning the work from Crossrail promoter Cross London Rail Links.

Mott MacDonald came on board this week to design the central tunnels and the eastern stations. It is also systems and rolling stock consultant.

The two companies will join Scott Wilson, which was appointed last month to design the above ground works for the job as well as the north east branch.

Taylor Woodrow is acting as managing agent for enabling works and US firm Bechtel was appointed as project manager in December.

The final design contract for the central tunnels and western stations has yet to be signed.

NCE understands that an Arup/Atkins joint venture is the favourite to win the work.

In a further move, Keith Berryman will share his managing director role with former Chilterns Railway operations director Richard Morris.

Berryman is now managing director, Bill. Morris, who joined the Crossrail team as operations director in March, becomes managing director, delivery.

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