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Crawley-based firms lead Gatwick’s North Terminal transformation

Companies based in Crawley have secured contracts exceeding a combined value of £5 million for the extensive redevelopment of the North Terminal departure lounge at London Gatwick Airport.

Leading the project is BP Installations Ltd, headquartered in Crawley’s Manor Royal trading estate, appointed as the principal contractor. Their responsibilities encompass comprehensive site safety management, the installation of new electrical systems, flooring, and information and display signage.

CCI Gatwick Ltd, another Manor Royal-based enterprise, will oversee the interior fit-out and decorative finishing touches.

Alison Addy, Head of External Engagement and Policy, London Gatwick said: “Part of our procurement strategy at London Gatwick is to utilise the services of businesses across our local region where possible, supporting local people, making best use of local expertise, and reducing the environmental impact.

“We are delighted to have two local companies so heavily involved in the redevelopment of our North Terminal departure lounge.”

Brendan Payne, Managing Director, BP Installations said: “We are very pleased and proud to form part of the London Gatwick team that are creating the new-look North Terminal. As a local company we have been able to grow and develop through the Gatwick framework. This has enabled us to focus on employing local labour and to increase our local supply chain for future projects. I look forward to traveling through the North Terminal soon.”

James Nugent-Harvey, Director, CCI Gatwick said: “CCI have worked with London Gatwick for more than 25 years and are excited to be involved in the refurbishment of the North Terminal departure lounge. The design and technology specified for this project will create a relaxing and informative environment for passengers and a visually appealing space that confirms Gatwick as a leading international airport.”

The North Terminal departure lounge is currently undergoing its biggest-ever transformation. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2024 and will see more than £10 million invested in a multitude of improvements, including new flooring, contemporary seating with accessible power points, a sustainable planting scheme, local artwork, and improved sightlines and wayfinding. 

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