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Mott MacDonald beats Scott Wilson to Victoria station upgrade

Mott MacDonald has beaten Scott Wilson to become the lead consultant on the £509M upgrade of Victoria underground station.

London Underground confirmed yesterday that Mott Macdonald had secured the consultancy commission for the Victoria Station Upgrade detailed design through to construction stage, progressing the station designs developed by Scott Wilson.The project is part of Transport for London's £10bn investment programme and when complete will increase the size of the station by 50% with a new ticket hall, lifts and escalators to ease congestion and provide step-free access from street level to Victoria, Circle and District line platforms. Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: 'The £509m redevelopment of Victoria Station is a great example of the huge investment being made to improve the Tube and transport across the capital.'This expansion is essential to meet London's continued growth and development and to support the extra capacity on the Victoria line, due to be delivered by new trains and signalling system in 2013.'Construction is due to start in 2009 and be complete in 2014.

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