Buckingham Group Contracting join McLaughlin & Harvey and Whitemountain as principal contractors on the airport's redevelopment
London Luton Airport (LLA) confirmed Buckingham Group Contracting has won a £8million contract to construct a new 1,700 space multi-storey Short Term car park at the airport.
London Luton Airport (LLA) has also confirmed McLaughlin & Harvey will be the principal contractor to redevelop and expand the airport terminal. Whitemountain was announced as the first principal contractor in November to build a new bus interchange, improved drop-off facilities and airport road upgrade.
The contractors have been confirmed on the day the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, visited London Luton Airport to mark the official ground-breaking of the combined £110million project. A recent report by independent consultancy Oxford Economics* predicts the works will add an extra 10,000 jobs and £1billion per year to the economy by 2030.
The transformation now underway at LLA will not only significantly improve the experience for passengers, but also increase annual capacity by 50% from 12 million to 18 million passengers by 2020. LLA saw the fastest rate of passenger growth of all major London airports in 2015, up 16.9% in its busiest year on record.
Nick Barton, CEO of LLA, said: "The appointments of Buckingham Group and McLaughlin & Harvey, alongside Whitemountain, represent a significant milestone for LLA. With construction now well underway, passengers will quickly see the airport being transformed.
"As the Transport Secretary made clear at today’s ground-breaking event, expansion at LLA is strategically vital to ensure that we can meet rapidly rising demand for air travel in the South-East. Our £110 million transformation is also set to give a huge boost to the local economy and will create thousands of new jobs for local people."
Ian McSeveney, Managing Director Civil Engineering at Buckingham Group, said: "We are delighted to have secured this important aspect of the transformation at London Luton Airport. We are looking forward to working with the Airport Team and other contractors to deliver a scheme that will benefit passengers and support the creation of new jobs for local people"
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London Luton Airport
*To view the Oxford Economics report on the economic impact of LLA please click here.
About London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK's largest airports and carried 10.5 million passengers in 2014, this increased by 16.9% to 12.3 million in 2015. The airport indirectly employs over 8,600 staff and is a key economic driver for the region.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Atlasglobal, Blue Air, Vueling, TAROM, Transavia France, SunExpress, Iberia (Air Nostrum), La Compagnie and VLM operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The Airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which the majority shareholder is AENA, the world's largest airport operator, and Ardian, a major European investor.
LLA is currently investing over £110million to transform the Airport and increase capacity from 12 million to 18million passengers per year by 2020. The redevelopment plans will include a complete redesign of the terminal, bringing in new and exciting retail and dining options, and major upgrades to transport links, including better road access to the M1, new car parking facilities, a remodelled bus and coach interchange and improved rail links. For more information please visit www.transforminglla.com
About Buckingham Group
With a company history spanning over 60 years, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is a major multi-disciplinary contractor with a turnover approaching £400million. We are an established Main Contractor providing a range of fully integrated, versatile and flexible services to Public and Private sector Clients across most of England and Wales. Operating from our Head Office, near Silverstone, and regional offices in Warrington and Bristol our services include:
- Multi-Storey and At-Grade Car Parks
- Highways, bridges and structures
- Major Infrastructure works for development sites
- The delivery of complex site remediation projects
- Demolition and deconstruction projects
- Railways and rail engineering
- Rail Stations including new build and refurbishment
- Sports stadia and leisure facilities
- High quality Building projects to BREEAM Excellent
- High quality Offices, distribution warehousing and manufacturing facilities to BREEAM Excellent
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Buckingham Group Contracting
Silverstone Road, Stowe
Buckingham, MK18 5LJ
Tel: 01280 823355