VENTURES AFRICA – Carillion PLC has been awarded a contract worth GBP45 million at Gatwick Airport. The support services company announced this today on its website.
Carillion plc. is one of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies, employing around 50,000 people. They provide on-going facilities management and support services with high quality, cost effective and sustainable solutions, tailored suit customer needs.
‘Facts about the contract’
- After achieving a place on the Gatwick Airport Limited Major Framework, Carillion has been selected for the Pier 5 Reconfiguration project, which is worth GBP 45 million.
- This GBP45 million contract involves delivering an improved pier service to meet future growth in passenger numbers at Gatwick’s North terminal
- Work is due to commence in March 2012 with completion planned for April 2014.
According to Carillion Chief Executive, Richard Howson, “Winning these contracts reflects our focus on delivering excellent customer service and value for money. This is the foundation for our continuing success in winning contracts across our chosen market sectors and we look forward to working in partnership with Centrica and Gatwick Airport to deliver these contracts”
Gatwick Airport is London’s second largest international airport and second busiest by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. Gatwick’s ambition is to become London’s “airport of choice.” In a bid to achieve this ambition, the airport is focusing on the passenger experience by investing in developmental work that will minimize queues, move customers through the airport quickly and efficiently, and help ensure that air carriers depart on time.
Since December 2009, it has being carrying out projects to reposition its operations to meet its targets. Part of the projects kicking off in 2012 includes rehabilitation and reconfiguration of Pier 5 at the North Terminal and the re-surfacing of the main runway. All of this work is carried out while maintaining a live operational airport, which means every effort must be made to avoid disruption of airport operations and the 32 million annual passengers.
Gatwick is owned by Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Harvard trained Nigerian businessman who acquired the airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion.