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Gatwick picks 18 firms for £1.15bn investment plan

Gatwick has chosen 18 consultancies to carry out design and management work across its planned £1.15bn transformation plan.

Aecom, Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, Jacobs and WSP are among the firms to have been picked across two frameworks covering design, project management and commercial management work for the next five years.

Earlier this week Gatwick launched its Capital Investment Programme, which outlined more than £1.15bn of upgrades and enhancements to be carried out at the airport by 2022.

The first consultants framework will cover design and engineering and will be split across four lots: low complexity architecture; low complexity structures and civils design; low complexity engineering (M&E) design; and medium/high complexity design.

Arup, Jacobs, RPS, WSP and Chapman Taylor / Arcadis have all won places on the medium/high complexity design lot, while WSP and Jacobs also landed spots on the structures and civils lot alongside Amey, Ramboll and RPS.

The M&E lot sees WSP joined by Cundall, Hulley & Kirkwood and TSP, with Pascall + Watson, Atkins and 3D Reid named as the transformation programme’s three architects.

The design frameworks will last for five years, with the option to extend by a further two.

Gatwick design and engineering framework winners

 Low Complexity ArchitectureLow Complexity Structures & CivilsLow Complexity Engineering (M&E)Medium/High Complexity Design
3DReid WINNER      
Amey   WINNER    
Arup       WINNER
Atkins WINNER      
Chapman Taylor/Arcadis        
Hulley & Kirkwood     WINNER  
Pascall + Watson WINNER      
Ramboll   WINNER    

Alongside the design lots, Gatwick has also chosen seven firms to provide commercial and project management support over the next four years.

The professional services framework winners are Aecom, Arcadis, Currie & Brown, Doig and Smith, Faithful + Gould, Robinson Low Francis and WSP.

Each firm will support Gatwick’s client team over the next four years on jobs such as contract administration, cost engineering, estimating, planning and project management.

Projects under the airport’s £1.15bn programme include the £150m extension of pier 6, the £66m resurfacing of the project’s main runway and more than £150m in upgrades of the airport’s car parks.

Gatwick has pledged to invest more than £240m over the next 12 months.

The consultants will work with the 17 contractors picked by Gatwick under its £750m construction frameworks last year.

Balfour Beatty, Bam Nuttall, Kier, Murphy, Vinci and Wates were all among the contractors to land places on the framework in July 2016.

Gatwick director of construction Raymond Melee said: “It’s an exciting time at Gatwick as we kick off our five-year Capital Investment Programme with £1.15bn committed up to 2022 and £240m planned for 2017/18 alone.

“We are halfway through a £2.7bn transformation programme as we plan for more growth and improved efficiency, while also maintaining our record levels of passenger satisfaction.

“I look forward to working with these specialists to boost our in-house teams as we move through the various stages of our projects.”

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