BLU-3 WINS PRESTIGIOUS BOND STREET EXTERNAL WORKS PACKAGE
blu-3 has been awarded an external works package for Costain-Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV)’s new Bond Street tube station C412 contract in London.
Part of a £300m project to update the station’s facilities in preparation for the arrival of Crossrail Ltd’s Elizabeth Line, the 20-week project will enhance capacity and step-free access to London’s West End with 24-hour trains during peak periods.
Commenced in June 2018, the package involves public domain and highway construction as well as surface finishes, drainage, street lighting and hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) works for the tube station.
Michael Grogan, blu-3 Project Manager, said “blu-3 is proud to be involved in a project so vital to future-proofing the capital’s transport network, helping it to keep pace with increasing capacity demands.
“From hard landscaping to utility installations and street furniture, our commitment to quality and excellence will play an important role in ensuring Bond Street, one of central London’s busiest stations, operates as efficiently as possible.”
The tube station is currently used by more than 155,000 people each day, a figure expected to rise to more than 225,000 following Crossrail’s 2018 developments. Upon completion, Bond Street will welcome 24 Crossrail trains per hour during peak periods, allowing it to take 30 per cent more passengers through the UK’s busiest shopping district and reducing congestion at nearby Oxford Circus.
The station’s upgrades have provided a £multi-billion boost to the UK economy and construction industry, creating hundreds of jobs throughout the supply chain and helping to regenerate the local area.