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Gatwick Airport awards frameworks in service of £1.15Bn transformation

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 07:30 BST

Gatwick Airport has detailed the award of two new frameworks in service of a newly announced five year £1.15Bn Capital Investment Programme.

The Design and Engineering Services Framework and the Professional Services Resource Framework will draw from an 18-strong pool of specialist consultancies.

The move followed a rigorous procurement process which attracted interest from over 250 organisations, with more than 130 formal applications evaluated by Gatwick Airport.

For the Design and Engineering Framework, preferred bidder status was awarded to 13 consultancies:

  • 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

Going forward, Gatwick Airport has ambitions to work in an “integrated, collaborative and sustainable” way, particularly where its supply chain is concerned. The 13 consultancies will be required to back-up the airport’s business objectives and contribute to longstanding environmental and health and safety targets under the Decade of Change reporting structure that first began in 2010.

Furthermore, the Professional Services Resource Framework has been awarded to seven organisations, each of whom will support Gatwick Airport over the next four years:

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

These organisations will serve as a much-needed resource for commercial and project management services – contract administrators, cost engineers, estimators, project managers, engineers, planners, risk managers and the like. Some may even be called upon for principal design services, traffic consultancy, business planning and whole life costing.

Gatwick’s Director of Construction, Raymond Melee, had this to say: “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.”