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Gatwick Airport selects 17 contractors for next stage of £2.5bn transformation

28 July 2016  •  Author: Gatwick Airport

In a further sign of confidence in Gatwick’s future growth, the airport has selected 17 construction and engineering companies to carry out the next stage of the airport’s £2.5bn transformation programme.

Gatwick Airport selects 17 contractors for next stage of £2.5bn transformation

In total, 127 companies submitted pre-qualification interest, before a final shortlist of 17 companies was chosen. This includes a mix of local, national, mid and large size firms, aligning with Gatwick’s policy of sustainable procurement. Out of the 17 selected companies, 10 are local to the airport and were all scored on their demonstration of consideration to the local economy and how they can positively impact it.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s recent visit to support a second runway at Gatwick where he praised the airport’s “formidable” Capital Investment Plan.

The next stage of investment will focus on developing existing airport infrastructure and future growth.

The new frameworks include building, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering works, for low complexity projects up to £1.5 million and for medium-complexity projects between £1 million to £10 million.

To deliver key environmental and sustainability objectives, contractors will now contribute to key environmental targets in line with Gatwick’s ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable airport.

Gatwick’s Head of Procurement Liz Townsend, said:

“As part of Gatwick’s ongoing transformation, we encouraged local firms to register their interest in this construction and engineering opportunity. We expect local businesses to play a key role in the next phase of our investment programme, boosting jobs and growth throughout the region.”

Gatwick’s Development Director, Raymond Melee, said:

“These contractors will help to deliver the next phase of Gatwick’s transformation, which has already seen £1.3 billion of investment since independent ownership in 2009. Gatwick is growing fast with more than 41 million passengers a year now travelling through the world’s busiest single runway airport – a decade ahead of industry predictions. As we rapidly approach full capacity Gatwick stands ready to deliver a second runway.”

The final list of 17 preferred contractors is as follows:

  • Vinci
  • Galliford Try
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Volker Fitzpatrick
  • Interserve
  • Harvey Group
  • Murphy
  • Kier
  • Wates
  • Marco
  • Dyer & Butler
  • Colas
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Raymond Brown
  • Gratte Bros
  • SSE Contracting
  • Ergro

The Construction Frameworks will support proposed projects within the Gatwick Capital Investment Programme which relate to enhancement and replacement of elements of Gatwick’s infrastructure including:

  • Expansion of the North Terminal International Departures Lounge
  • South Terminal International Departures Lounge Capacity Extension
  • North Terminal Early Bag Store
  • Expansion of the South Terminal Immigration Halls
  • Additional aircraft parking stands
  • Optimisation of taxiways
  • Remote Parking Stands
  • Increased car parking capacity for short stay, long stay and staff car parks across airport
  • Surface access improvements
  • Road network improvements

2 responses to “Gatwick Airport selects 17 contractors for next stage of £2.5bn transformation”

  1. Dear Team,

    Interesting article about Gatwick Airport. (28/07)

    Would you please send me a contact for Gatwick’s Development Director, Raymond Melee? I would like to call him through his staff. Appreciate if you can assist me.

    Regards,
    Sekar

    • Nicholas Jackson says:

      Hi Sekar, thank you for your question, unfortunately we are unable to provide you with these details.

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