The construction giant has secured a lucrative contract to head up London City Airport’s 75,000 m2 concrete deck extension.
London City Airport has awarded a contract to BAM Nuttall for a new 75,000 m2 concrete deck extension.
The deck is an important first stage of construction, as part of the £480m City Airport Development Programme.
The programme will significantly change London City Airport, with improved facilities for customers, an expanded offer of flights, and greater space to accommodate increasing passengers.
The piling and decking contract value is approximately £85m and BAM Nuttall is supported by its sister company BAM International.
It will see BAM extend the airport’s concrete deck out over the King George V Dock, supported by over 1,000 concrete piles with steel casings – each approximately 20m in length.
Peter Adams, chief development officer at London City Airport, said: “The contract is the first big step forward in the airport’s development programme, essentially creating new land that will provide the base upon which we will build the majority of the transformational infrastructure, including the extended terminal building and additional aircraft stands.
"BAM has proven expertise and experience in these techniques and we are really pleased they are on board to deliver this project alongside the overall delivery partner, Bechtel.”
Martin Bellamy, BAM Nuttall executive director, said: “We are delighted that BAM have been selected to deliver such a major marine civil engineering project that draws on our relevant expertise and experience.
“This scheme will play a significant part in the overall Airport Development Programme and will support the planned infrastructure such as the aircraft stands and new world class passenger terminal extension.
“We are looking forward to successfully delivering this prestigious project, working alongside London City Airport and Bechtel.”
Works on site will take place while the airport remains operational, and commence in Spring 2018, once the unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey is complete, which recently yielded the discovery of a 500kg Second World War device that was safely disposed of by the Royal Navy.
Completion of the deck is expected in early 2020.
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