The appointment to both low and medium complexity frameworks will help Gatwick deliver its £1.2bn capital investment programme, running up to 2021. This will result in the expansion of both the North and South terminals, specifically expanding the South terminal immigration halls as well as undertaking surface access road improvements. 

The two frameworks each include three lots (building, civils and M&E). Kier has been appointed to the medium complexity framework for building and for civils projects between £1m and £10m and then on the low complexity framework for building projects of up to £1.5m. 

Michael O’Callaghan, Kier director of aviation says “It’s a great honour to have secured a place on both of the new Gatwick Airport frameworks.  We have extensive experience in delivering vital airport infrastructure projects and have a long-standing history with Gatwick having constructed the North terminal in 1988.

“We have also recently been awarded places on both the Glasgow and Bristol airport frameworks providing improved infrastructure. This appointment further reinforces our nationwide expertise. We look forward to working with Gatwick to help deliver their capital investment programme.”

Gatwick has the busiest single runway in the world and currently operates 450 daily departures to more than 50 long haul destinations.

About Kier aviation

Kier has a wealth of experience in delivering vital airport infrastructure projects across the UK.

From transforming connectivity for regional hubs to delivering international terminal expansions, Kier is able to deliver projects of any size and scale, from civils and infrastructure works right through to new build terminals.

Historical projects Kier has delivered in the aviation sector include the Gatwick north terminal in 1988 and the £10m Southend Airport terminal extension in 2013, leaving it well-placed to lead upcoming projects to improve connectivity of the UK aviation sector.

Current airport expansion schemes Kier is delivering include the £900,000 terminal upgrade and expansion at Inverness Airport, improving transport links for the Highlands.

Kier has been appointed to several frameworks providing improved infrastructure for developing airports. It constructed two new walkways at Bristol Airport through its building framework and has recently been appointed to the Glasgow Airport’s three-year framework to deliver projects designed to provide a better experience for passengers.

Kier’s ability in the aviation sector spans much more than airport expansion projects. It has also carried out work on several schemes encompassing aviation training and heritage.

Currently on site delivering a Flight Training School in Lincolnshire, which will provide the facilities to train the next generation of pilots, Kier also provided a new flight simulator and hangar for Ryanair at Stansted Airport in 2008.

Kier is also building the £19m Bristol Aerospace Centre which, when complete, will be home to the world-famous Concorde 216, the last of its type to fly.