Scott Wilson into East London Line contract
Scott Wilson Appointed by Balfour Beatty & Carillion Joint Venture For the East London Line
Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom – Scott Wilson Group plc (“Scott Wilson”), the international consultancy offering integrated professional services in the transportation, property, environmental and natural resources sectors, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with a Balfour Beatty / Carillion Joint Venture to provide multi-disciplinary design services for the East London Line (“ELL”) project, a TFL project to upgrade and extend the line to the north and the south of its current route. The value of the contract to Scott Wilson is expected to be up to £14 million over the duration of the project. The major part of this relates to design services during 2007 and 2008, with some technical support being provided to the testing and commissioning process in 2009.
Scott Wilson is supporting the Balfour Beatty–Carillion Joint Venture, which has been awarded the contract for Phase One of the ELL project, and is a key part of the transport strategy for the 2012 Olympics. The contract was awarded by TFL to the Joint Venture on 20 October 2006 and the Joint Venture instructed Scott Wilson to mobilise its team and to commence the design shortly afterwards.
Phase One of the project will extend the existing East London Line northwards to Dalston Junction via a new route which formerly supported the North London Line to Broad Street and will include the construction of new stations at Hoxton, Haggerston, Dalston Junction and Shoreditch High Street. To the south, the line will be extended from the existing station at New Cross Gate onto the National Rail network, providing an all station service to Crystal Palace and West Croydon. It is intended that the line will run heavy rail Electrostar trains at Tube frequency. Phase Two, which does not form part of this contract, will ultimately extend the line west to Clapham Junction to facilitate orbital journeys around London and further northwards to connect into the existing North London Line. More information on the ELL can be found at http://www.tfl.gov.uk
Commenting on 2006-11-27’s announcement, Geoff French, Chairman of Scott Wilson, said: “This marks the third significant major railway project announced since Scott Wilson’s stock market listing on 15 March 2006, following the announcement of the Crossrail and Edinburgh Airport Rail Link contract wins in March and May, respectively.
“We are delighted to have secured this role, which confirms our leading position in major multi-disciplinary railway projects worldwide and cements our strong presence in the London rail market. We look forward to working with TFL and the Balfour Beatty – Carillion Joint Venture, to deliver the project successfully.”