Carillion publishes plans for extension of the main runway and incorporation of additional runway safety areas.
Plans developed by contractor Carillion for an extension to the Isle of Man airport have been opened to public consultation.
The proposals have been developed by Carillion Business Services' design and project management division TPS. The design involves extension of the main runway and incorporation of additional runway safety areas (RESAs).
The proposals follow recommendations by the Civil Aviation Authority to increase the size of safety areas at the airport, and would also enable large aircraft to use the airport. Due to planning constraints, the runway element of the design would be built into the sea.
Subject to the consultation and planning approval, construction on the project could begin in 2007, with completion then due in 2011.
Faber Maunsell AECOM is environmental consultant on the scheme; ChandlerKBS is cost management consultant.