Consultants selected for £1.2bn Gatwick investment programme

Gatwick Airport has appointed 18 consultancy firms for design and professional services in support of construction work planned for the next five years. This follows the airport's announcement last week of a £1.2bn capital investment programme (CIP) for 2017-2022.

The CIP includes plans to reconfigure aircraft stands, the building of a new hangar in partnership with Boeing, extension of Pier 6 and the addition of a new domestic arrivals facility in Gatwick's South Terminal. The plan takes Gatwick's total investment plans, since change of ownership through to 2022, to £2.7bn.

Consultants have been appointed to two contract frameworks, for design and engineering and for professional services. This follows a rigorous procurement process which attracted interest from more than 250 organisations, the airport says.

Preferred bidder status has been awarded to 13 consultants in four categories of the Design and Engineering Framework:

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

Seven firms have been selected for the Professional Services Resource Framework, for supply of commercial and project management resources. These consultants may also be called upon for principal design services, traffic consultancy, business planning and whole life costing, the airport says.


Faithful + Gould

Robinson Low Francis

Doig and Smith

Currie & Brown



Gatwick’s director of construction, Raymond Melee, said: “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.”