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Balfour Beatty bags £70M Woolwich Crossrail station job

Balfour Beatty has won the £70M contract to complete and fit-out the new Crossrail station at Woolwich.

Works will include designing and fitting-out the new Woolwich Station, together with installing plant and finishing works at the two portals where the Crossrail trains will surface from either end of the Thames Tunnel at North Woolwich and Plumstead.

Artist impression of the new Woolwich Crossrail station.

Artist impression of the new Woolwich Crossrail station.

Work will start this month and complete in 2018 when Crossrail is due to fully open for service.

At its height, the project will employ two hundred people.

Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction chief executive officer, Nicholas Pollard, said: “Our experienced major project team’s ability to deliver high profile infrastructure schemes has been recognised with this award of the final Crossrail station package for Europe’s largest construction project. Our use of innovative computer-aided Building Information Modelling tools, linked to off-site construction, will reduce the overall works programme compared to traditional construction methods.”

Balfour Beatty’s other Crossrail projects include the £130M redevelopment of Abbey Wood station near to Woolwich in South East London, the £64M electrification of a 20km section of track between Maidenhead and Heathrow and, as part of a joint venture, the £235M Whitechapel to Liverpool Street tunnels and the £110M station development at Whitechapel in East London.

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