Case Studies

In Partnership for Crossrail

  1. Fully integrated Joint Venture team
  2. Significant levels of major project and tunnelling experience
  3. Strong financial standing, combined annual turnover >£20bn
  4. Proven track record of successful delivery of similar projects in UK and Europe
  5. Extensive experience of collaborative working under NEC / ECC form of contract.

Strong pedigree including:

  • First contractor to use sprayed concrete lining technique in the UK
  • Strong commitment to training; we are responsible for 70% of all UK tunnelling NVQs awarded to date
  • In excess of 500km of tunnels completed worldwide, with a direct workforce
  • Wealth of experience in construction of metro stations, including sprayed concrete lining (SCL) caverns and TBM running tunnels. More than 150 projects worldwide including Madrid, Barcelona and Cologne metros
  • In-house SCL plant and equipment
  • Long-standing close association with TBM manufacturers, and manufacturers of SCL spraying and excavation equipment
  • In-house permanent and temporary works design department, with specialist geotechnical expertise for supporting major tunnelling projects
  • Experience of two major Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) contracts including the BCIA Major Project Award winner for CTRL 103. Works at CTRL 250 and 103 included significant SCL and bored tunnel drives beneath sensitive structures, utilities, buildings and live railways (London Underground and Network Rail)
  • Leading performer in stakeholder management in the London region

Europe's largest tunneling project

We will draw upon the lessons learned from having delivered some of Europe’s largest tunnelling projects and complex infrastructure projects, including:

  • Madrid Metro
  • Barcelona Metro
  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link Contract 250 and Contract 103
  • Heathrow Baggage System Tunnel
  • Antwerp North / South Link
  • Westerschelde Tunnel
  • Katzenberg Tunnel
  • Guadarrama High Speed Rail Tunnel

Our Joint Venture’s delivery philosophy for Crossrail will look beyond traditional construction issues and seek to achieve an exemplary performance in the areas of:

  • Local stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainability & environmental management
  • Ethical sourcing, equality & diversity
  • Recruitment and career development
  • Training, including supporting the objectives of the Tunnelling Academy