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Crossrail design teams selected

In the UK, Crossrail has announced its intention to award the second set of contracts for detailed design services under its framework agreements.

Under the Crossrail Design Framework Agreements announced in December 2008, the selected firms for each of the seven design categories have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work on the project. The contracts in this second set are: Package C100 – Architectural Component Design – Atkins; Package C152 – Pudding Mill Lane Portal – Scott Wilson; Package C124 – Tunnels and Shafts Aerodynamics and Ventilation – Mott MacDonald;and Package C136 – Farringdon Station Design – Scott Wilson.

Dr Graham Plant, Crossrail programme director told journalists: “With firms now selected for the second set of design packages the Crossrail programme is now firmly within the detailed design phase. We look forward to working closely with all the successful companies in driving forward the design process in advance of main construction works beginning in 2010.”