US-based construction and engineering firm Bechtel has secured a five-year contract to manage London City Airport’s development plan.
The firm will serve as delivery partner for the multi-million-pound City Airport Development Programme that involves expansion of the existing terminal, as well as construction of a new three-storey passenger pier, seven new aircraft stands and a new aircraft taxi lane.
The new facilities are expected to facilitate up to 6.5 million passengers by 2025.
Bechtel UK managing director Paul Gibbs said: “Delivering London City’s expansion in an operational, urban airport surrounded by water, presents complex challenges that our team can meet. We will partner with London City to enhance this important gateway with minimum disruption to passengers, airlines and the community.”
London City Airport CEO Declan Collier added: “The appointment of Bechtel signals the next important step towards the start of construction on this significant development. Their expertise and experience will ensure that the programme is delivered responsibly, professionally and skillfully, while the airport remains operational.”