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02.03.12

Liverpool Street Station contract awarded

Liverpool Street Station contract awarded 

Crossrail has awarded a major construction contract at Liverpool Street Station to Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd. 

The station will provide interchanges with London Underground’s Northern, Central, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, connections to Stansted airport and National Rail services. 

A new ticket hall will be constructed at Broadgate on the eastern end of the station, beneathLiverpool Street. Another ticket hall will be extended from Moorgate on the western side. 

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail programme director said: “As with the Paddington, Farringdon and Whitechapel contracts, high quality bids were received forLiverpool Streetstation. The main construction contract for Tottenham Court Road station will be the next to be awarded in mid-2012.”

The site of the Broadgate ticket hall sits directly above a 16th century burial ground belonging to theBethlehemRoyalHospital. Investigations by Crossrail archaeologists have confirmed the presence of up to 4,000 complete human skeletons two to four metres below street level. 

Excavation of the human remains will be completed before construction of the new Broadgate ticket hall commences to enable archaeologists to record and preserveLondonheritage and history. Crossrail will carefully rebury the remains after consulting with the Ministry of Justice. 

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