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Crossrail tenders advance works for five tunnelled stations

Crossrail has issued tenders for advance works for five of the most complicated tunnelled stations - at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel.

Each of the stations is vast, with station boxes up to 300m long and 25m wide, and be built in some of London’s busiest areas - including the West End and City.

Crossrail’s Programme Director Andy Mitchell said: “These significant pieces of work will be crucial to the Crossrail programme as they will enable each station to receive the Tunnel Boring Machines on schedule at its site.”

The notices, posted in the EU’s Official Journal (OJEU), will include:

Package C411: Bond Street

  • Secant piles, contiguous piles, bored piles, diaphragm walling and associated civils works, excavation, temporary works and propping.
  • The construction of an access shaft including associated civils works, temporary works and propping may be included.

Package C421: Tottenham Court Road

  • Bored and Secant piles and Diaphragm Walling along with temporary works and propping, excavation and the disposal of arisings and excavated material.
  • The construction of an access shaft including associated civils works, temporary works and propping may be included.

Package C430: Farringdon Station

  • Earthworks (excavation and infill), modification of existing and installation of new ventilation infrastructure, associated civils works, secant piles and installation of a temporary construction platform including piled foundations.
  • Work will also include drainage diversion, demolition, dewatering, shaft construction, bored piles, removal of buried obstructions including services, construction of a crane platform including piling, disposal of arisings and excavated material, settlement monitoring and mitigation.

Package C501: Liverpool Street

  • Shaft construction works including the design and installation of diaphragm walling, excavation and disposal of arisings and excavated material, piling and associated civils works.

Package C511: Whitechapel

  • Shaft construction works including diaphragm walling, associated civils works,  piling, excavation and disposal of arisings and excavated material, demolition of existing brick retaining wall, temporary works.

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    Considering the financial crunch that hits the civil engineering firms in the uk, I am so delighted that Cross rail tender is in advanced stage. However there's need to carry out major maintenance on all the underground stations in London; Considering there present state.

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