And So it Begins: Contracts Awarded for Phase One of the City Rail Link

City rail link announcement #consortium

Talking Southern Auckland

Construction to start 2016

From Auckland Transport

City Rail Link contract awarded

07/04/2015 10:08 a.m.

Crl Station Precinct Source: Auckland Transport

The City Rail Link (CRL) takes another significant step forward with the announcement today of the appointment of two construction consortia to commence the first phase of the CRL construction in the Downtown area.

Project director Chris Meale says there was wide interest from the New Zealand construction industry and Auckland Transport has appointed two Joint Venture contractors for the work; Downer NZ and Soletanche Bachy JV and Connectus (McConnell Dowell and Hawkins JV) for the first phase of design at a cost of about $3 million. The next phase will provide for a negotiated contract to construct the City Rail Link.

The Downer-led joint venture has been chosen to progress the CRL work through and under Britomart Station and Queen Street to the Downtown Shopping Centre site with construction likely to…

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