Building firms revealed for £430m London Tube upgrade

Transport for London has named the new line-up of subcontractors it will use to deliver building work during the London Underground station modernisation programme.

Tube bosses decided to cut-out main contractors altogether to work directly with specialist subcontractors on the £430m stations upgrade last year.

London Underground’s in-house Station Works and Improvement Programme team now acts as an internal principal contractor in the hope that working directly with the trade contractors using three consultants to oversee work on the 70-station improvement programme will cut costs by 25%.

Large building project work worth over £2m will be subcontracted out to just seven firms, with 46 other tier 2 and tier 3 contractors prequalified for smaller packages on the SWIP building framework.

London Underground SWIP building framework
Over £2m: £300,000 – £2m Up to £300,000
DMC Contracts A J Wells and Sons Barcol
Giffen Group Avondale Construction Community Clean
KN Network Services BCM Construction Derlin Construction
Margal Major Projects Blara Safety UK Design Rationale
MPB Structures Braybrook George Jones
Panache Fire Services CPS Rail IPS Communications
Speedy Asset Services CRL Contracts Loftus Construction Solutions
Cuttle Construction McGinley Support Services
D and D Rail McNealy Brown
Delatim OCL Rail
DPM Interiors Pod-Trak
Ductclean (UK ) Power + Line
Elm Site Services SMB Electrical Contractors
Gee Construction Co
Global Rail Construction
HA Marks
Hilton Abbey
Hillmoore Fire Protection
Jack Tighe
JNG Construction and Engineering
KM McLoughlin Decorating
Livis
OnSite Central
POS Rail Services
Pyramid Builders
RJC UK
Silenzio Panels
Spoor-Tech
Szerelmey
TeamForce Labour
Trad Scaffolding Company
TRI Contracting Services
VolkerLaser

The framework agreement is for an initial five years, which could be extended by three more years.

Earlier this year London Underground named its SWIP partners for its preferred civil engineering trade contractors.

Large civil engineering project work worth over £2m will be subcontracted out to just seven firms, with 30 other tier 2 and tier 3 contractors prequalified for smaller packages on the SWIP framework.

London Underground SWIP civils framework
Civils jobs over £2m Jobs £300k – £2m Jobs up to £300K
MPB Structures Ductclean (UK ) T Loughman and Co
KN Network Services V G Clements Contractors Robert Stevens and Sons
Graham Construction TeamForce Labour Power + Line
Giffen Group Taziker Industrial Pod-Trak
Galldris Construction Spoor-Tech Platelayers
Barhale Construction RJC UK OCL RAIL
BCM Construction Pyramid Builders McNealy Brown
POS Rail Services McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure)
OnSite Central Loftus Construction Solutions
Livis JNG Construction
Kilnbridge Construction Services Irvine Grenson
Global Rail Construction HA Marks
Elm Site Services Barcol
D and D Rail
Braybrook
Blara Safety UK
BPH Rail and Civil Engineering