John Sisk & Son has been awarded the contract to deliver Boeing Aviation’s new Goldcare Maintenance Hangar at Gatwick Airport.
The 14-month project will utilise the combined strength from both the building and civils teams and will see the cut and fill of 20,000m³ of earth, 3,200 tonnes of steel lifted and over 10,000m³ of concrete cast, all only a short distance from the busy runway.
Standing at approximately 32 metres, the high bay hangar has been designed to allow flexibility of use, with the ability to house multiple aircrafts from the Boeing fleet, ranging from the 737Max jet, to its newest and largest edition, the 777X Dreamliner.
In its entirety the project will include the hangar building, offices, apron and taxiway connection, perimeter roads and service yards within the airside environment, along with the diversion of the existing Larkins Road.
Commenting on being made the preferred bidder, Ajaz Shafi, MD of Sisk UK South, said: “We are delighted that, yet again, we have been able to combine the many skills within our group to provide best value for our clients.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with Boeing, and the professional team in the delivery of this flagship scheme, utilising the experience gained from previous schemes at Birmingham International Airport, Luton Airport and Dublin Airport.”
This success completes a trio of awards in 2017, with the International Convention Centre Wales and Canada Gardens in Wembley also receiving recognition, as a result of Sisk’s ability to combine group activities to provide optimum solutions for their clients.