The awards come under the Crossrail Design Framework Agreements announced in December 2008,.
The contracts awarded to date are:
вЂў Package C150 вЂ“ Royal Oak Portal - Capita Symonds Ltd
вЂў Package C121 вЂ“ Sprayed Concrete Lining - Mott MacDonald
вЂў Package C122 вЂ“ Bored Tunnels - Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
вЂў Package C134 вЂ“ Tottenham Court Road Station - Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
Commenting on the awards, Dr Graham Plant, programme director at Crossrail said: вЂњThese first design packages give the Crossrail project further impetus following the commencement of construction at Canary Wharf earlier this month. The awards mark the start of projectвЂ™s detailed design stage and we look forward to working closely with all the successful companies in driving forward the design as we move towards the start of main construction works in 2010.вЂќ