Preferred bidders include Arcadis, Atkins and Arup


Eighteen consultants out of 130 applicants have won places on two new frameworks for Gatwick Airport’s £1.5bn five-year long revamp plans, which are part of its £2.7bn transformation programme.

The 13 preferred bidders on the Design and Engineering Framework include US engineer Jacobs, which earlier this week acquired rival CH2M for £2.5bn, Ramboll and WSP.

While the seven bidders who bagged spots on The Professional Services Resource Framework include Aecom and Faithful+Gould.

The lots on the design and engineering framework have been organised in terms of complexity rather than value.

Project’s planned for the UK’s second largest airport include the reconfiguration of stands to facilitate a changing aircraft mix, building a new hangar in partnership with Boeing, extending Pier 6 to increase pier service levels, adding a new domestic arrivals facility at the South Terminal and a continuation of the roll out the self-service bag drop product. 

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.” 

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 


The Professional Services Resource Framework

Aecom; Arcadis; Currie & Brown; Doig and Smith; Faithful+Gould; Robinson Low Francis; WSP