Enhancing communities
Improving the environment

Project description

Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the UK. This major new rail link will change the way people travel around London, improving journey times, easing congestion and offering better connections.

As part of the BBMV joint venture, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is working with Balfour Beatty, BeMo Tunnelling and VINCI Construction to deliver the underground stations at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street. This project forms an integral part of the wider Crossrail scheme, and comprises the construction of sprayed concrete lining (SCL) tunnels including construction shafts and adits, platform tunnels, tunnel boring machine (TBM) chambers, cross passages, escalator barrels and ventilation ducts.

In addition, the team is constructing a link passageway from the new Liverpool Street station to the London Underground Northern Line Moorgate station platform, and a single-leg crossover at the west end of Whitechapel station.

Responsible business

Enhancing communities

Enhancing communities

There are more than 20 apprentices onsite across various disciplines including civil engineering, accounting, electrical, plant maintenance, quantity surveying, business and administration. The project also provides ongoing youth opportunities, such as summer placements from Joint Venture sponsored students. In addition, the project has taken on more than 10 ‘year-out’ placements, providing second year civil engineering students with industrial experience in a production environment.

With a site community of more than 650 staff and operatives, initiatives covering safety, the environment and apprenticeships have been introduced as a framework to support the team. Due to the extensive number of stakeholders on this project, we have a dedicated Stakeholder Manager onsite who manages the Community Relations Plan and Communications Plan.

Improving the environment

Improving the environment

More than 97 per cent of all construction waste on the site is being recycled. As of September 2013, more than 14,500 tonnes of clean excavated soils had been recycled or reused.


Balfour Beatty, BeMo Tunnelling, VINCI Construction


2013 Crossrail Apprentice Awards - six awards including Apprentice of the Year.

Bronze Considerate Constructors Award 2012

Crossrail Environmental Award