Gatwick Airport invites applications for £750m construction contracts

7 September 2015 (Last Updated September 7th, 2015 06:00)

London's Gatwick Airport is inviting bids to undertake various construction works worth £750m in the next five years.

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London's Gatwick Airport is inviting bids to undertake various construction works worth £750m in the next five years.

The works are segregated into low and medium complexity, with the scope of works including refurbishment, re-configuration, fitting out, new-build and asset replacement.

Low complexity projects are worth £100,000 to £1.5m, with a total value estimated to be around £150m.

Medium complexity framework covers projects worth up to £10m with an estimated total value of £600m.

The works are divided into building, civil engineering and mechanical/electrical works under Capital Investment Programme.

Works include refurbishment, re-configuration, fitting out, new-build and asset replacement.

Civil engineering works include scheduling, procurement, management, co-ordination and supervision of all necessary labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors and carrying out of projects.

Approximately six contractors will be chosen for each of the framework. The appointed framework holders will then be invited to tender for projects or groups of projects.

Gatwick Airport is the UK's second largest airport. It operates flights to 200 destinations in 90 countries and serves around 39 million passengers a year.
The airport, which currently operates with single runway, has been fighting for approval to build a second runway.

The Airports Commission has recommended a new runway at the Heathrow Airport instead of the second at Gatwick.


Image: Aerial view of Gatwick airport. Photo: courtesy of Gatwick Airport Limited.