Regulatory News :
Vinci Construction UK, a subsidiary of VINCI (Paris:DG), has been
awarded a contract by Gatwick Airport in London to transform Pier 1 in
the South Terminal, one of the oldest in South Terminal, first opened by
Queen Elizabeth II in 1958.
The new building will house new gate-rooms for passengers and will be
linked by air-bridges to five new aircraft stands. It will have a new
baggage system allowing bags to be processed faster and enabling
airlines to offer automated fast-bag drops. The project should also
improve passenger circulation in the airport.
At a total cost of €105 million (£ 85,5 million), the construction
programme will start in December 2012 and will continue through to
VINCI Construction has extensive experience of working in airport
environments and this contract award represents the continuation of a
long association with Gatwick Airport. VINCI Construction UK has carried
out numerous projects at both North and South Terminals over the years
such as Gatwick’s South Terminal forecourt redevelopment, the South
Terminal Security Project (speeding up travel through the security area
by 25%) and the Pier 2 development.