Luton airport seeks firms for £100m terminal plan
Luton Airport is starting to prequalify firms to deliver improvements to the terminal building including construction of a new pier.
Pascall & Watson Architects have been commissioned to design the new terminal ahead of a bid competition.
A second and third package will cover civil works for two new traffic lanes to the south of “Airport Way”, leading into a newly created set down system in the Central Terminal Area, which will ease congestion and manage growth in the future.
Luton Airport released a masterplan in March 2012 setting out a 15-year, £1.5bn expansion plan to help ease air traffic congestion in the south east.
The new plan aims to turn Luton into ‘London’s Local Airport’ through improved transport links.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles waved through the plans in May by deciding not to call them in.
This means Luton Borough Council can now grant planning permission for works designed to achieve a doubling of annual passenger capacity.
Firms have until 24 July to complete PQQs, For further information contact Chris Hunt, tel: 02920 352300.
Aaron Morby | Fri 27th June | Construction Enquirer