Structures and Engineering
Our Airport structures and engineering solutions put passenger convenience and safety at the heart of our methodologies and phasing. Our project, stakeholder and asset management strategies are crucial planning tools when working efficiently in live environments. Ensuring welfare and convenience for passengers and airport businesses are carefully considered, our solutions aim to increase asset efficiency and minimise future maintenance.
Professional Solutions to Minimise Disruption
Our experience and capabilities include improvements to the airport building and paving fabric, arterial highway and rail transport links, schemes to increase the reliability and resilience of services supplies and projects to enhance the security and safety of airport users. We recognise that no two situations are the same and attention to detail is of paramount importance in developing a design, refurbishment, strengthening or new construction solution that provides a better outcome for you and your passengers.
From the outset we will establish a collaborative team that will work with you to thoroughly understand your objectives and develop a bespoke solution that takes full account of the surrounding environment and is designed with buildability and construction safety at the fore.
Indeed our innovative methodology, phasing and access solutions for the refurbishment of the Gatwick Airport Entrance Bridges, was shortlisted at the ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards. Our team also secured two successive Safety Awards, demonstrating our commitment to providing a safe and efficient delivery designed around the needs of our Customer.
Transport Connections and Parking
Meticulous planning is key to our success in transport connections and parking solutions from a simple junction improvement, to multi-storey car parks and complex integrated modal transfer facilities. Through a seamless integration with our designers and supply partners we will develop solutions that are tailored to your specific needs, minimise disruption and provided a seamless transition from construction to operation.
Facilities that benefit the Airport Community
Our comprehensive experience of working in live environments allows us to develop design solutions that provide a better result for your passengers. Our service led solutions comprise link roads, junction improvements, car park upgrades and capacity enhancements, safety enhancements, drop-off areas, surfacing, road markings, security measures, and delineation of safe pedestrian walkways; including all nature of way-finding, drainage, lighting, earthworks, environmental protection, pavement engineering/specialist surfacing and remediation of contaminated land.
Through a thorough understanding of the wider needs of the airport operator, we develop solutions to enable the works to be carried out as safely and as quickly as possible with the absolute minimum of disruption to the travelling public. Creative thinking, capturing advances in materials technology and efficient phasing solutions allows us to develop transport connection and parking solutions that meet complex and demanding programme constraints, with reduced risk and cost.
Gatwick Airport Project Manager, Martin Fox stated:
This was the first time a contractor had delivered the commitment given at the award meeting we said what we were going to do and did what we said we would: re-open the car park on time.
M&E and Airport Services
The delivery of any project on or around the live operational airport requires an absolute respect for the unique environment that is presented in terms of security and caring for your customers and stakeholders. Our multi-disciplinary teams recognise the need to gain a comprehensive understanding of existing systems to develop designs and phasing of works that ensure the airport can operate securely, unhindered by the construction works.
Reliability and Resilience of Airport Services
Through our specialist M&E design and installation teams we are able to work with you to identify service led solutions that provide reliability and resilience of the airport services. Our M&E and airport services experience includes highly complex projects with interrelated development and delivery milestones such as security replacement and upgrade schemes, pumping stations, service containment, mechanical, electrical and lighting upgrades.
We have extensive experience of delivering multi-disciplinary projects in the airport environment, requiring the coordination and management of a wide variety of supply chain partners in this high security and busy passenger environments.
We recognise the criticality of cost certainty and programme deadlines and by gathering the best organisations into committed teams we will work closely with you to demonstrate continuous improvements in delivery whilst maintaining high levels of security and minimising disruption to passengers
The Osborne team at Gatwick has successfully achieved the goal of delivering a good quality product while minimising the disruption to our passengers. Chris Gregory, Head of Programme Performance, Gatwick Development Team