Gatwick has announced plans to invest a further £1.15bn in its facilities over the next five years, with £240m to be invested during 2017/18.
The airport revealed plans to enhance passenger experience and boost infrastructure including a new hangar in partnership with Boeing, extensions to Pier 6 and a new domestic arrivals terminal.
Work on the pier service will start in 2017/18 and complete in spring 2022 at a cost of £150m, according to Gatwick’s major development projects overview.
The overview also noted that the new hangar scheme was being brought forward due to demand from Boeing.
A total of £10m will be spent on providing space to charge electric vehicles, £28m in power resilience measures to stabilise power services, and £18.3m on automated boarding gates.
Car park decking work worth £41.4m is due to begin this autumn and complete in spring 2018, while a £30m refurbishment of Pier 4’s gaterooms will begin in 2020 and complete in 2023/24.
The airport has also planned a £66m main runway resurfacing project will begin this summer and last until 2022.
Details of improvements to the airport’s train station are still to be confirmed; however, Gatwick has allocated £31.2m to the project.
Gatwick Airport major development projects overview
|Project||Cost||Start date||End date|
|North Terminal development programme – walkthrough World Duty Free||£24.1m||August 2016||Summer 2017|
|South Terminal check-in automation||£25m||Autumn 2017||Based on airline requirements|
|Upgrade North Terminal check-in and bag drop||£19.2m||Based on airline requirements||Based on airline requirements|
|95% Pier Service (Pier 6)||£150m||2017/18||Spring 2022|
|95% Pier Service (Pier 4 multi-choice apron reconfiguration)||£8m||Spring 2017||Summer 2018|
|Pier 4 gaterooms / internal refurbishment||£30m||2020/21||2023/24|
|Push and hold aircraft stands (130s and 140s)||£56m||2017/18||Phase one winter 2018|
|Lima taxiway extension||£64m||2021/22||2023/24|
|New hanger facilities||£9.2m||2017/18||2018/19|
|South Terminal Code E (Departures capacity)||£36.5m||2018/19||TBC|
|North Terminal Int’l Departure Lounge expansion||£80m||2019/20||Outside CIP period|
|South Terminal Int’l Departure Lounge capacity||£31.3m||2019/20||2021/22|
|Railway station improvements||£31.2m||TBC||TBC|
|Road network capacity||£14.8m||Spring 2017||TBC|
|Automated boarding gates||£18.3m||Spring 2017||2018/19|
|Land use strategy||£15m||2021/22||TBC|
|Office and contractor accommodation||£10m||Various||Various|
|North Terminal short-stay car park||£68.1m||Summer 2018||Spring 2021|
|South Terminal short-stay car park||£34.4m||2018/19||2019/20|
|Car park decking||£41.4m||Autumn 2017||Spring 2018|
|Car park capacity||£27m||TBC||TBC|
|Hold baggage screening system replacement||£138.8m||June 2016||Autumn 2019|
|Business systems transformation and renewals||£28.9m||Ongoing||Various|
|Main runway resurfacing||£66m||Summer 2017||2022|
|Common travel area / baggage reclaim solution||£20m||2017/18||2019/20|
|IT end of serviceable life programme||£45.6m||Various||Various|
|Power resilience workers||£28m||Various||Various|
|Electric vehicles infrastructure||£10m||2017/18||2026/27|
Gatwick construction director Raymond Melee said: “As we plan to grow towards 50 million passengers per annum, we will focus on efficiency and service so that our passengers continue to receive the airport experience they expect, in the most sustainable manner possible.
“We will continue to develop the airport to meet the needs of our airlines and passengers with improvements to the way we operate on the airfield and the service we offer in our terminals.”
The capital programme at Gatwick comes as the airport continues to lobby government over a second runway. In May the airport said work on the project “could begin tomorrow” if it was given the green light.