BBMV hands over latest completed Crossrail station

The BBMV joint venture of Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction has completed construction of the Crossrail station at Whitechapel in east London.

The contractor has now handed over the site to London Underground with Crossrail set to open in the first half of next year.

Steve O’Sullivan, BBMV Project Director, said: “As I reflect on this incredible feat of engineering, I have never been more proud of what our incredible team have delivered. It truly is testament to the collaborative culture of our joint venture, who have persevered throughout the challenges faced by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“We now look forward to watching as the station plays a role in transforming travel across London, whilst also supporting wider regeneration in the local area through job creation and opportunities for local businesses.”

Stations that have transferred from Crossrail to TfL so far are Custom House, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road, Woolwich, Liverpool Street, Paddington and Whitechapel.

Canary Wharf will be the next station to transfer to TfL later this year.