London’s Gatwick Airport has invited expressions of interest (EOI) for major planning and design work as part of its £2bn transformation programme.
Estimated at £75m, the project covers its requirement for three new frameworks that will further enhance the facility with the proposed second runway.
Gatwick Airport Development director Raymond Melee said: "The publication of three new frameworks sends a clear message to the industry that Gatwick has a pipeline of major construction work that will satisfy all types of construction industry partners.
"We are investing £2.5bn to transform our airport and continue to drive growth, while we wait for the green light to start building our second runway. With frameworks spanning a five year time-frame, it’s important that potential partners in the runway build are included in these frameworks so that we can keep the process moving forward."
The three frameworks will include airport planning services which will involve key infrastructure planning associated such as architectural and engineering services, urban planning, landscape engineering, technical consulting and analysis with the second runway.
The infrastructure will include runways, taxiways, aprons, aircraft stands, terminal buildings, piers, car parks, and engineering hangars.
Additionally, it covers architectural, structural and building services for projects less than £5m and multi-discipline design and engineering for projects greater than £5m for the delivery of the services such as the architectural design, civil and structural engineering design and mechanical and electrical design.
The project is expected to be supported by an additional funding for second runway related projects with potential works value estimated at £150 to £200m.