Joint venture completes Bond Street handover

A Costain Skanska joint venture (CSJV) has handed over Bond Street’s Western Ticket Hall Box in central London six weeks ahead of schedule.

Bond Street, which will open to passengers in 2018, is one of six new Crossrail stations being built in central London.

Work began in August 2011 with a 12-month diaphragm walling and piling programme followed by 17 months of dewatering, temporary works, and top-down construction earthworks and reinforced concrete works.

The box, which measures 70 metres in depth, represented one of the project’s more challenging builds, with the structure lying within one metre of London Underground’s Jubilee Line tunnels.

Claire Carr, CSJV project manager, said: “What has been delivered at Bond Street Western Ticket Hall in the last 29 months is a real credit to the whole project team, and the safe delivery of this latest anchor milestone demonstrates what can be achieved when a dedicated team is in place.”