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Morgan Sindall wins £16.75m Gatwick refurb job

Exclusive: Morgan Sindall has won a £16.75 million refurbishment deal at Gatwick Airport, under its £1.2 billion upgrades and improvements framework.

The South Terminal Airside Development project will involve refurbishment work and preparation for the demolition and rebuild of the new Pier 1, the building which connects the terminal to the aircraft.

Works will include modifications to the baggage reclaim hall for domestic arrivals, the creation of a new coach drop-off area, development of new reporting facilities for airline crews and UK Border Force staff including new Smart Check-in Lanes and the extensive refurbishment and extension of the Atlantic House office building for the provision of dedicated crew check-in and briefing facilities.

The contract was won under the £1.2 billion upgrades and improvements framework to which Morgan Sindall was appointed in July 2011. There are ten contractors on the framework aside from Morgan Sindall. They are: Laing O’Rourke, Balfour Beatty, Willmott Dixon, Volker Fitzpatrick, Costain, Carillion, Bouygues, Mace and Vinci.

Morgan Sindall was also named among 23 contractors on a £200m minor works framework for Gatwick earlier this year.

Morgan Sindall director of aviation, Michael O’Callaghan said: “The STAD project is an important step in paving the way for the new Pier 1 to be built. We have a long-standing relationship with Gatwick Airport and this contract award is testament to Morgan Sindall’s expertise and professionalism in the aviation sector.”

Among the contracts to be awarded under the framework to-date are Carillion’s £75m reconfiguration of pier 5 and VolkerFitzpatrick’s £30m deal to resurface the airport’s main runway.

Morgan Sindall was also awarded the £50 million Gatwick North Terminal Extension in November 2011 under the £1.2bn framework and it also recently completed a £1.65 million modernisation project at the South Terminal which involved the replacement of 3,500 sq m of terminal flooring, the first time it has been upgraded since the building was constructed in 1958.

The contractor today announced adjusted pre tax profit rose 4 per cent to £20.3m to 30 June (2011: £19.5m)


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