Construction giant Carillion has won a £360 million deal to revitalise a railway station in Canada.
The Wolverhampton-based firm has signed a five-year agreement with the city of Toronto to transform the city’s Union Station.
The company said its business in Canada is expected to grow significantly in 2009, following the acquisition of the Vanbots Group and its growing strength in public sector funded projects and road maintenance markets.
Carillion chief executive John McDonough said: “We are delighted to have been selected by the city of Toronto to deliver this prestigious project, which further reinforces Carillion Canada’s reputation for delivering high-quality projects through integrating its wide range of skills and resources.”
Carillion reported in August that total revenue for the first half of the year rose by 13 per cent to £2.7 billion while underlying profit before tax was 17 per cent ahead at £62.6 million.
The growth was on the back of strong increases in deals in foreign shores, including the Middle East and North America.
Its latest deal will see Carillion Canada provide the city of Toronto with a range of specialist services, including professional services, contract management and supervision to coordinate and control all construction activities.
The construction programme will include restoration of heritage features in the existing station, the construction of a new upper-level transport concourse and of a new retail concourse beneath the station.