Global engineering, construction and project management company Bechtel has been awarded the contract of delivery partner for London City Airport’s development plans.
Due to start later this year, London City Airport’s £370m development programme will see the expansion of the existing terminal facilities, the building of seven new aircraft stands and the construction of a full-length parallel taxiway.
The new facilities will allow for 6.5 million passengers by 2025, along with the potential to accommodate 111,000 flight movements per year.
As part of the five-year contract, 50 Bechtel staff will work as part of an integrated team with London City Airport officials.
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Paul Gibbs, UK managing director of Bechtel, said: “Delivering London City’s expansion in an operational, urban airport surrounded by water, presents complex challenges that our team can meet.
“We will partner with London City to enhance this important gateway with minimum disruption to passengers, airlines and the community.”
Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, added: “The appointments of Bechtel and Peter Adams [London City Airport’s incoming chief asset and programme officer] signal the next important steps towards the start of construction on this significant development.
“Their combined expertise and experience will ensure that the programme is delivered responsibly, professionally and skilfully, while the airport remains operational.
“Meanwhile, our millions of passengers will continue to recognise the speedy and efficient customer experience that differentiates the airport as one of the most convenient in the UK.”