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Crossrail enabling works frameworks announced

Crossrail has today announced the 17 firms who have secured Enabling Works Framework Agreements, following a competitive tender process.

Chosen firms will have the opportunity to compete for packages of enabling works for the Crossrail project, including on site facilities, demolition, civil structures and utilities throughout the Crossrail route. Each framework agreement will run for four years.

Crossrail Engineering Director Dr David Anderson, said: “The delivery of Crossrail is moving ahead at speed. Following the appointment of the Programme Partner and selection of the Project Delivery Partner we are now able to confirm which companies have been short-listed to tender for the next phase of enabling works contracts required across the Crossrail route.

“We are looking forward to working closely with these selected companies to ensure that Crossrail will be fully prepared to commence main construction of the railway next year,” he said.

Successful bidders for each package of works are:

Site Facilities

Select Plant Hire Company Ltd, BAM Nuttall Ltd and Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd.


Laing O’Rourke Construction, John F Hunt Demolition Ltd, Keltbray Ltd, Brown & Mason Ltd, PJ Carey (Contractors) Ltd, BAM Nuttall Ltd, Kier Construction Ltd and McGee Group Ltd.


Laing O’Rourke Construction, Costain Skanska Construction JV UK Ltd, Carillion Civils Engineering, Kier Construction Ltd, Morgan Est Ltd, J Murphy & Sons Ltd and Balfour Beatty Ltd.


Morgan Est Ltd, Costain Skanska Construction JV UK Ltd, McNicholas, J Murphy & Sons Limited, Clancy Docwra and Laing O’Rourke Construction.

Transcend has already been confirmed as Crossrail’s Programme Partner to manage the overall project, and a Bechtel, Halcrow and Systra joint venture have been confirmed as Project Delivery Partner, to manage the complex central London tunnelled section.

Enabling works are now underway at Tottenham Court Road, where the iconic Astoria Theatre will be among buildings to be demolished, and the Isle of Dogs in addition to surveying work throughout central London to confirm the condition and location of below ground utilities.

The next phase of enabling works will commence this year in preparation for the main construction of Crossrail beginning in 2010.

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