Reports of the wrong concrete used at Bond Street Crossrail station

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

The Daily Express reported on the 18 April 2019 that the wrong type of concrete was used at Bond Street Crossrail station. Was this report correct and if so what actions have been taken to ensure the contractors are held financially responsible for such actions?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

It is correct that one ready mix load of concrete poured at Bond Street Crossrail station in June 2012 was the wrong specification. A non-conformance was identified and the concrete was replaced with the correct approved concrete mix.

In line with the contractual arrangements used by the Crossrail project, the standard practice is that when a contractor raises a non-conformance, and it is accepted, the cost of correction is split 50:50 between the contractor and Crossrail Ltd.