VINCI To Transform Pier 1 at London Gatwick South Terminal
*A contract worth €105 million (£ 85,5 million)
*A new landmark in airport works in the United Kingdom
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France -- November 27, 2012
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
At a total cost of €105 million (£ 85,5 million), the construction programme
will start in December 2012 and will continue through to September 2015.
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.
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