Costain-Hochtief JV selected to rebuild Reading station

A joint venture between engineering group Costain and German construction company Hochtief has been named preferred contractor for Network Rail’s rebuild of Reading station.

The contract will see five new platforms constructed at Reading, to relieve congestion on the Great Western Main Line and prevent travellers from having to wait outside the station for a space on the platform.

The contract, worth approximately £80m, is one of the biggest that will be awarded as part of Network Rail’s £850m project to transform Reading’s railway.