Crossrail is the largest transport scheme seen in London and the South East for 50 years, as well as being the biggest construction project in Europe.
Designed to join the Great Western and Great Eastern railway networks, the project comprises a 118km rail link running from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west out to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
New stations, able to accommodate 200m trains, will also be built at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Woolwich. At the height of construction it is estimated that up to 14,000 people will be employed on the project through the supply chain.
In 2008, a multidisciplinary Capita Symonds team - including civils, architecture and M&E engineering – was awarded a place on the Crossrail Design Framework to design the project’s tunnels and portals.The company is designing the following schemes:
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