Home Rail Business Morgan Sindall JV secures £20m London Underground workshop contract

Morgan Sindall JV secures £20m London Underground workshop contract

A joint venture between Morgan Sindall and Austrian firm BeMo Tunnelling has been awarded a contract to design and build a new workshop for the London Underground.

The depot is being built for the Tube’s train modification unit at its existing Acton Works depot, west London.

Morgan Sindall said the deal is worth around £20 million and is part of a wider eight-year framework civils and tunnelling works contract – anticipated to be worth £350 million – agreed in December 2016.

Work on the new workshop is expected to take 18 months. It will include the construction of a new 160m train maintenance building, incorporating four pitted rail tracks and an accommodation block providing welfare and office facilities for 100 staff.


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The project also includes the installation of new tracks and turn outs that will connect into London Underground’s existing network.

The joint venture team is working with one of Morgan Sindall’s sister companies, design and engineering company BakerHicks, on the design of the project.

Once complete, the depot will provide London Underground with the facilities required to deliver major packages of repair and upgrade works on their fleet of trains. The Central line fleet will be the first to be upgraded between 2019-2022, this forms part of the Central Line Improvement Programme.


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