Gatwick plans ahead

With the announcement of an extra runway for Heathrow, Gatwick Airport has committed to £3 billion of investment with a new five-year plan.

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport, and the planned investment will be spent to ‘support airline growth and enhance the airport experience for passengers.’

Projects that have been identified include Pier 6 Western extension; Pier 5 to be updated to handle the new A380 aircraft which has an 80m wingspan; and a new domestic arrivals facility.

Sustainable growth has been particularly identified as a priority, along with increased use of technology to improve resilience and capabilities.

Gatwick had bid against Heathrow for a new runway, so the infrastructure investment is aimed at helping Gatwick grow its long-haul operation. Gatwick predicts its passenger numbers will increase to nearly 53 million by 2023.

Spending is set to begin soon, with £266 million planned for 2018/19.




modbs tv logo

CHAS urges construction industry to embrace Common Assessment Standard following data sharing agreement roll out

CHAS was the first Recognised Assessment Body to offer the Common Assessment Standard which has fast become the industry’s gold standard for pre-qualification. 

R&D spending in construction sector rose 7.9% last year, despite the pandemic

Construction sector R&D spending hit £368m last year, according to latest ONS data

Calendar