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Crossrail gives second batch of design contracts to Atkins, Scott Wilson and Mott MacDonald

The second series of contracts have been awarded to companies holding Crossrail design frameworks, with Atkins, Scott Wilson and Mott MacDonald the winners.

As reported last week, Scott Wilson has won the contract to design the enlarged Farringdon station. It has also picked-up the Pudding Mill Lane portal contract just to the west of the Olympic Park at Stratford.

Atkins, with Grimshaw Architects, picks up a further contract for architecture, covering the design and specification of interior elements such as the wall and ceiling finishes, cladding systems, seating, lighting, and wayfinding. This is on top of two contracts won in conjunction with Arup, for bored tunnels and Tottenham Court Road.

Atkins’ Crossrail programme delivery director Simon Layzell, said: “Integrating art into the fabric of the architecture, and considering light, tactile, aural and visual qualities alongside practical and functional performance will deliver a unique travelling experience. Crossrail will become a benchmark in world transport infrastructure design”.

Mott MacDonald adds to its sprayed concrete lining contract with tunnel and shaft aerodynamics.

Programme Director at Crossrail Dr Graham Plant said: “With firms now selected for the second set of design packages the Crossrail programme is now firmly within the detailed design phase. We look forward to working closely with all the successful companies in driving forward the design process in advance of main construction works beginning in 2010.”

Under the Crossrail Design Framework Agreements announced in December 2008, the selected firms for each of the seven design categories have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work on the project.

The contracts in this second set are as follows:

  • Package C100 - Architectural Component Design - Atkins
  • Package C152 - Pudding Mill Lane Portal - Scott Wilson
  • Package C124 - Tunnels and Shafts Aerodynamics and Ventilation - Mott MacDonald
  • Package C136 - Farringdon Station Design - Scott Wilson

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