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Transcend wins programme partner

Last week another major Crossrail contract was awarded as the delay to the project delivery partner contract award became apparent.

The Transcend consortium of Aecom, CH2M Hill and Nichols Group won the £100M programme partner contract. Transcend will manage construction work across the project on behalf of stakeholders including Network Rail, Canary Wharf, Berkeley Homes, BAA, London Underground, the Olympic Delivery Authority and utility companies.

We will be announcing the award of the contract before the end of next week

Doug Oakervee, Crossrail

Transcend’s appointment will be confirmed following a minimum of 10-days “standing-off ” time, stipulated in European Union procurement guidelines. Of the Transcend team, Nichols Group and CH2M Hill are established names in the UK. Nichols has worked on Highways Agency projects and CH2M Hill is a partner in the Olympic Delivery Authority’s delivery consortium CLM respectively.

Aecom is to staff its team from its global operations but working independently of its UK subsidiary Faber Maunsell.

Transcend projects

CH2M Hill:

  • 2012 Olympic Games
  • £2bn London Tideway tunnels
  • UK nuclear decommissioning


  • Second Avenue Subway
  • Nottingham tram
  • Pentagon renovation

Nichols Group:

Airdrie-Bathgate rail upgrade

Crossrail project initiation

Highways Agency costs report

ERTMS signalling  

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