Monday, May 11, 2009

Laing O'Rourke in line for Isle of Dogs Crossrail civils work

Laing O'Rourke has been chosen as preferred bidder for enabling and civil engineering works at the Isle of Dogs Crossrail station.

Meanwhile client Canary Wharf Group is understood to be in talks with Laing O'Rourke's Expanded division to design and build the station for a fixed price of ВЈ500m.

Isle of Dogs will be one of the first Crossrail sites where construction will get underway.

The station box is due for completion in summer 2012, five years before the first Crossrail trains are due to run in 2017.

Tony Douglas, Laing O’Rourke chief operating officer, said: “Everyone at Laing O’Rourke is very proud to have achieved preferred bidder status for the first package of work for this massive transport project”.


Laing ORourke in line for Isle of Dogs Crossrail civils work


George Iacobescu, chief executive at Canary Wharf Group, added: “It is exciting to see the much anticipated Crossrail project pick up speed. Canary Wharf and London’s transport infrastructure needs to keep pace with future growth, especially if we are to retain our position as a global commercial centre in the face of competition from developing cities around the world.

“We are pleased to put our experience and expertise in developing top-quality, large scale buildings to use on this important project for London, and look forward to working with our contractors to deliver a station on time and on-budget.”