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03.09.14

TfL awards Bank station box fit-out contract

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded the fit-out contract of the new Waterloo & City Line station entrance ‘box’ at Bank to construction specialists Hochtief UK Limited. 

The contract, part of a £57m major redevelopment at the Bank/Monument interchange, will provide a new step-free entrance at the station giving passengers direct access to the line from Walbrook Square. 

The Waterloo & City line station ‘box’, which is being built by Sir Robert McAlpine while it is working on media firm Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, is an underground structure that will enable the subsequent installation of four new escalators, two new lifts and a new ticket hall. 

London Underground will be handed back the box next summer from the contractors, with the final fit-out scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. 

David Waboso, London Underground’s director of capital programmes, said: “The award of this contract is an important step on our journey to deliver a bigger and better Bank station that can meet the challenge of increasing demand and help to provide quicker and easier journeys for customers. 

“The step-free Waterloo & City line entrance and ticket hall, with new escalators and lifts, form a key part of our upgrade plans for Bank, one of London’s busiest stations.” 

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