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Gatwick announces construction frameworks as £1.2bn Capital Investment Programme launches

Gatwick Airport has today announced the contractors that have been awarded agreements within its low and medium complexity frameworks to deliver construction and engineering projects as part of the new Capital Investment Programme over the next five years.

The new CIP has an additional £200m attached to it, bringing the five-year projected spend to £1.2bn up to 2021. Investment will focus on developing the existing airport infrastructure and increase future passenger capacity, while Gatwick waits for the government to make a decision on its second runway proposal.

Of the 127 companies that submitted pre-qualification information, there is now a final shortlist of 17 preferred contractors, including both local and national, mid and larger sized firms, which align with Gatwick’s policy of sustainable procurement.

The new frameworks include a total of six supply chains of building, mechanical and electrical, and civil engineering across low and medium complexity works. A key aspect of the new frameworks is a change in procurement strategy which create options for Gatwick to shape its own supply chain and get closer to the performance of its chosen contractors.

The two frameworks are graded by complexity – one for low complexity projects typically involving contracts of up to £1.5m and the other for medium complexity projects for contracts between £1m to £10m. gatwick-control-tower-and-aircraft

For each framework, a collaborative approach will be adopted by setting up ‘Joint Forums’ between Gatwick delivery teams and the contractors. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have already been mutually agreed at project and programme level for areas including environment, health and safety, cost, on-time delivery, quality and behaviour.

To ensure the management and tracking of environmental and sustainability impact, all Gatwick’s contractors will now contribute to the airport’s ‘Decade of Change’ objectives and its ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable airport.

Liz Townsend, Head of Procurement at Gatwick Airport said: “We have appointed a framework of competent, cost effective contractors, including a range of different business models to give us maximum flexibility.

“These contractors will help Gatwick deliver on the next phase of transformation, which has already seen £1.3bn invested since Gatwick entered private ownership in 2009.”

Gatwick is growing fast. More than 41m passengers a year are now travelling through the airport, which is a decade ahead of industry predictions and forecasts. Gatwick could not have achieved this rapid and record growth without huge investments in infrastructure, systems, and improvements to the passenger experience.

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