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Morgan Sindall secures C350 Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail contract

Morgan Sindall plc has won the C350 Pudding Mill Lane contract, worth in the region of £50 million, to link the new Crossrail tunnels to the Network Rail infrastructure in the London Borough of Newham. The location of this work is adjacent to the southern part of the London 2012 Olympic site.

The project secured by Morgan Sindall includes the construction of a tunnel portal and a new elevated Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station at Pudding Mill Lane as the Crossrail route runs through the existing station. Following the opening of the new station in 2013, the existing station will be demolished to enable the construction of a cut and cover tunnel and covered ramp to connect the planned Crossrail tunnel to the existing Network Rail infrastructure. A range of associated works will be required including the construction of bridges, a six span viaduct, new retaining walls and also mechanical and electrical fit out.

Work on site will start in mid 2011. Morgan Sindall plans to complete the four year contract in three and a half years through the use of innovative construction techniques. This period includes a complete shutdown during the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Jag Paddam, Morgan Sindall’s managing director of infrastructure, says: “We are delighted to have secured C350 and to be working with Crossrail on Europe’s largest infrastructure project. This contract further strengthens our position in the rail sector and once again allows us to demonstrate our expertise and capabilities working on complex and technically challenging works.”