Future opportunity

Elephant & Castle Station Capacity Upgrade

  • Transport for London

F04: Periodic indicative notice – utilities (periodic indicative notice only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-011076

Published 29 April 2022, 10:39am

Section one: Contracting entity

one.1) Name and addresses

Transport for London


Endeavour Square

E20 1JN


Mr Liam Huges




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI - London

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.6) Main activity

Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Elephant & Castle Station Capacity Upgrade

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45221247 - Tunnelling works

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Transport for London Limited is undertaking its pre-procurement market engagement exercise through the publication of a Market Sounding Questionnaire (MSQ) and an Industry day on 27-May-2022 at Endeavour Square. The intention is to raise market awareness of the potential opportunities associated with the Elephant & Castle Station Capacity Upgrade (ECSCU) procurement and to gauge the market appetite, capacity and capability and the general level of interest in this opportunity.

If you would like to participate in this market engagement, please submit your expression of interest via the Pro-Contract portal. Please ensure that you state:

• Your organisation name

• Company registration number

• Key contact name (including email address and telephone number)

• 200 words (maximum) on your organisation and its experience, and why your organisation is interested in the Elephant & Castle Station Upgrade project.

Following the submission of your expression of interest, TfL will contact you to confirm the next steps of the market engagement process. The deadline for registration of your expression of interest is no later than 12:00 on 20-May-2022.

Link to Portal Advert: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=8b16b282-a4c0-ec11-8113-005056b64545&p=95fbcb40-c613-e711-80dd-005056b64545

If you should encounter any issues then please contact the project specific email address; ecscu@tfl.gov.uk

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 45221240 - Construction work for tunnels
  • 45221247 - Tunnelling works
  • 45221248 - Tunnel linings construction work
  • 45221250 - Underground work other than tunnels, shafts and subways
  • 45262310 - Reinforced-concrete work
  • 71311000 - Civil engineering consultancy services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKI - London
Main site or place of performance

London Borough of Southwark

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Elephant & Castle Station Capacity Upgrade is a key element of the Mayor’s 2018 Transport Strategy to deliver step-free access and capacity improvement across the London Underground network. The station upgrade forms part of the wider redevelopment of Elephant & Castle and is essential to support the delivery of over 10,000 new jobs and 5,000 new homes across the Elephant & Castle opportunity area.

The Elephant & Castle Project Requirements set out to achieve the following;

- Provide a new integrated ticket hall integrated within the Elephant & Castle shopping centre redevelopment, replacing the current Northern Line ticket hall and entrance, and safeguarding for future planned upgrades to the Bakerloo Line.

- Deliver enhanced capacity to support long term growth across the Elephant & Castle Opportunity in the E&C area to meet projected increase in NL demand for year 2031 (+30%) to support the projected new homes and jobs.

- Optimise passenger journey times

- Provide Step-Free Access (SFA) from street to train (both NL platforms)

- Improve emergency evacuation conditions for the Northern Line areas

- Improve ambience and passenger experience

- Deliver in two Stages, early enabling and civils construction (Stage 1) and fit out/bringing into use (Stage 2)

TfL will be seeking a supplier to deliver Stage 1 as part of this procurement process of the ECSCU Project and this will include;

- the construction of new connecting passenger tunnels between the box and the existing NL platforms including the associated enabling works.

- to complete the last remaining civil sections of the station box temporarily omitted to assist the tunnel construction.

- to undertake an element of post tunnelling ancillary MEP works to reinstate assets within the existing station.

The Tunnelling works will be supported through the delivery of a pre tunnelling ancillary MEP works package.

two.2.14) Additional information

The description of the procurement in this PIN is indicative only and is not exhaustive. Given the early stage of ECSCU, any information provided may be subject to change and Transport for London Limited shall not be liable for any losses incurred by any party as a result of reliance upon such information.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

16 January 2023

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest


20 May 2022

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This PIN is not a call for competition and is not published with the intention of reducing any time limits for the receipt of tenders. The procurement process for the ECSCU contracts may be launched in due course by the publication of a further contract notice in the FTS. Transport for London Limited reserves the right not to commence any procurement process or award any contracts in respect of ECSCU and to amend the requirements stated in this notice (including any arrangements for the industry day). The decision to accept the registration of any economic operator to the industry day shall be Transport for London Limited's and final. Non-participation in the industry day (or any other market engagement) shall in no way prevent any supplier from participating in the procurement process in due course.