Lagan Construction International, part of the Lagan Construction Group of companies, have secured a multi-million pound airfield infrastructure project at London City Airport. The runway overlay and taxiway widening scheme is expected to start in May 2016.
The main works include overlaying the existing runway surface with grooved Marshall Asphalt, widening of the taxiways Alpha, Bravo and Charlie and reinforcement of the taxiways Delta, Kilo, Lima and Mike. Further works detail the refurbishment of the existing drainage network, installation of a new pit and duct network as well as upgrades to the AGL system to include LED lighting and the installation of new centre line lighting. The project works will be undertaken outside of airport operating hours, to ensure there will be zero disruption to flights at the airport.
Lagan Construction International will mobilise their in house state-of-the-art asphalt batching plant and testing laboratories capable of producing 120t / hour of Marshall Asphalt and will capitalise on the Docklands location of London City Airport by importing many of the materials by boat, directly to their quayside site compound, thus minimising the impact of delivery vehicles to local residents and reducing the carbon footprint of the project.
“The runway overlay is a major project, made more complex by the unique location of our runway surrounded by water on three sides. I look forward to working with Lagan Construction International to deliver the programme and futureproof the only runway actually in London.”Darren Grover, Chief Operating Officer at London City Airport
“Having completed projects on over 50 airports across 5 continents, airport infrastructure works are a core part of our business and our teams are experienced in providing the engineering skills and technologies necessary to deliver both airside and groundside support facilities. We look forward to working collaboratively with our client, London City Airport. We have a fully committed team to ensure this contract is delivered with the highest safety standards, low environmental impact, within programme and cost requirements.”Steve Turner, Director of International Operations, Lagan Construction International
The anticipated completion date of the project is November 2016 and the airport will maintain normal operations throughout the duration of the project.