|Farringdon connection - artist's impression|
UK/SPAIN (Agencies) Spanish construction company Ferrovial is preparing to become the most important cog in the Crossrail development, one of the largest railway projects currently in Europe. Having been awarded the first contracts at the end of last year, the consortium headed by the Spanish giant has now prequalified for five of the six tenders that Crossrail has put out to build stations in central London. The six contracts amounts to almost €1,700million. The consortium, made up of Ferrovial, Bam Nuttall and Kier Construction, is among those qualified to build stations at Bond Street, Tottenham Court, Whitechapel Station, Paddington and Farringdon, which are due to connect extensively with the rest of the UK transport network.