Balfour wins £50m Tube repair contract

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Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £50m declaration to present upgrade works connected the London Underground.

The declaration volition screen works connected the Piccadilly enactment and is the archetypal of respective packages fto nether the caller London Underground High Voltage (HV) Power framework, to which Balfour Beatty was appointed earlier this year.

The model volition tally for six years, with the imaginable to widen it by a further 2 years.

Balfour Beatty volition beryllium liable for the design, proviso and installation of caller assets on the Piccadilly enactment to enactment the summation successful traction powerfulness required to tally the adjacent procreation of trains, which volition beryllium introduced from 2025.

On completion, the strategy volition besides enactment a 23 per cent summation successful capableness connected the Piccadilly enactment astatine its busiest times, with new, longer trains scheduled each 135 seconds from 2027.

Works volition see the renewal and replacement of ageing assets, specified arsenic high- and low-voltage switchboards, on with caller HV cables astatine respective substations crossed the Piccadilly line, including astatine Cockfosters, Hyde Park Corner, Northfields, Sudbury Hill and Leicester Square.

Matthew Steele, managing manager of Balfour Beatty’s obstruction & utilities business, said: “This latest declaration grant is simply a important achievement, gathering connected our 19-year narration with London Underground. It is testament to our unrivalled capableness and heavy domain cognition successful delivering underground obstruction works.”

Works are owed to statesman this month, with completion expected successful 2025.

At the highest of construction, the institution volition employment astir 80 people, with 10 per cent of its workforce made up of apprentices and graduates.