Gatwick awards Pier 1 contract to Vinci Construction

A two-year, £183.9-million project to transform the existing Pier 1 at Gatwick’s South Terminal will commence in the new year.

The contract to demolish the existing Pier and construct a new two-storey building containing a new baggage system, new gate-rooms for passengers, five new aircraft stands has been awarded to Vinci Construction.

Ben Green, Head of Piers and Infrastructure at Gatwick Airport, said: “Over the last two years we have been transforming Gatwick, both in the service we provide and structurally to become London’s airport of choice.

“This project is our boldest step yet and we are delighted that Vinci Construction is on board. With extensive experience of working in airfield environments, they will help drive efficiency and quality as we work hard to safely deliver a dynamic new building.”

Pier 1 was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1958 and is the oldest in the South Terminal.

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