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Mott MacDonald leaps into lead on Crossrail design contracts

Mott MacDonald has scooped two more Crossrail design contracts making it the biggest winner of work on the £16bn project to date.

The consultant has added signalling and M&E design to deals to design the sprayed concrete lining sections of tunnel and tackle tunne and shaft aerodynamics and ventilation.

Other winners yesterday were Jacobs, Scott Wilson and Capita Symonds.

The contracts in this set are as follows:

  • Package C123 – Intermediate Shafts – Jacobs
  • Package C164 – Bulk Power Distribution & HV Power – Scott Wilson
  • Package C175 – Tunnelling Academy Design – Capita Symonds
  • Package C125 – M&E in Tunnels – Mott MacDonald
  • Package C162 – Signalling, traction power OHLE and platform screen doors – Mott MacDonald

Crossrail programme director Graham Plant said: “So far, we have awarded 13 contracts and we have just another 11 to go. The Crossrail programme is now half way through the process of awarding design contracts and well into its detailed design phase. We will work closely with the successful companies to further the design, ready for the start of main works in 2010.”

Jacobs’ win means that just Aedas Group, BDP, Hyder Consulting and Parsons Brinckerhoff are yet to win design deals having previously held multi-disciplinary design consultancy contracts on the project.

The contracts were awarded today ahead of a Parlimentary Crossrail annual update made by transport minister Sadiq Khan.

Khan confirmed that Crossrail spent £197M in the last year.

“I can confirm that the costs of the construction of Crossrail are likely to fall within the agreed budget, based on best current estimates of costs provided by Crossrail Limited. The Government remains fully committed to Crossrail,” he said. 

“This is a long-term major infrastructure project, helping, and responding to, London and the south east’s transport needs for the next half century and more. We remain confident that Crossrail will be delivered on time and on budget and that the project can be funded as planned”.

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