Gatwick chooses 18 firms for £1.15bn frameworks

The UK’s Gatwick Airport has announced two framework construction contracts, with 18 international firms winning roles.

The contracts are part of Gatwick’s recently announced five-year Capital Investment Programme, worth £1.15bn in total.

The Design and Engineering Services Framework and the Professional Services Resource Framework will have a pool of 18 specialist consultancies to select from to support the five year plan.

The Design and Engineering Framework has awarded preferred bidder status to 13 consultants:      

  • Low Complexity Architecture: Pascall + Watson, Atkins, 3DReid
  • Low Complexity Structures & Civils: WSP, Jacobs, RPS, AMEY OW, Ramboll 
  • Low Complexity Engineering (M&E): WSP, Cundall, TSP, Hulley & Kirkwood
  • Medium/High Complexity Design: WSP, RPS, Chapman Taylor/Arcadis, Arup, Jacobs

By classifying projects according to complexity, rather than value, Gatwick has set up agreements with these organisations which will provide opportunities in building, civil engineering and mechanical/electrical design across small, medium and large projects.

The Professional Services Resource Framework has been awarded to seven organisations who will supply of commercial and project management resource such as contract administrators, cost engineers, estimators, project managers, engineers, planners and risk managers.

The seven firms are:

  • Arcadis
  • Faithful + Gould
  • Robinson Low Francis
  • Doig and Smith
  • Currie & Brown
  • WSP UK
  • Aecom

Projects include: reconfiguring stands to facilitate a changing aircraft mix, building a new hangar in partnership with Boeing, extending Pier 6 to increase pier service levels beyond its 95% target, adding a new domestic arrivals facility in South Terminal and continuing to roll out its self-service bag drop product.   

The Capital Investment Programme (CIP) is a rolling five-year plan which is published annually. This allows the CIP to be refreshed regularly as market conditions and operational needs change. It is published on the Gatwick website and can be found here.

Image: Gatwick Airport (Wikimedia Commons/Andre Wadman)

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