Morgan Sindall secures C350 Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail contract

Morgan Sindall plc, the construction, infrastructure and design business of Morgan Sindall Group plc, has been awarded the C350 Pudding Mill Lane contract by Crossrail, which will link the new Crossrail main running tunnels to the Network Rail infrastructure in the London Borough of Newham.

Work will involve the construction of a tunnel portal and a new elevated Docklands Light Railway station at Pudding Mill Lane, adjacent to the southern part of the London 2012 Olympic site. When the new station opens in 2013, the existing Pudding Mill Lane station will be demolished to enable construction of a cut-and-cover tunnel and covered ramp to connect the planned Crossrail tunnel to the existing Network Rail infrastructure.

Associated works will include the construction of bridges, a six-span viaduct, new retaining walls, and mechanical and electrical fit out.

Work is due to start in mid-2011, with the contract set to run for four years, which includes a complete shutdown during the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Morgan Sindall plc, as part of the BBMV joint venture in which its holds a approximate 30 per cent share, was recently awarded the Crossrail Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station Tunnels contract, valued at £235 million.

“We are delighted to have secured our second Crossrail project,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall Group plc. “The work involved is highly complex and technically challenging and our appointment further confirms our position as the UK’s market-leading tunnel engineering business.”