Did you know that there is a version of The Construction Index for the USA? Visit the site No thanks
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Instagram
Daily construction news
Weekly plant news

Construction News

Fri December 09 2016

Related Information
Related Information
Related Information
Related Information

News » UK » London mayor backs Gatwick over Heathrow » published 15 Jul 2016

London mayor backs Gatwick over Heathrow

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that Gatwick should get government backing for a second runway ahead of the recommended option of a third runway at Heathrow.

Gatwick Airport chief exec  Stewart Wingate with London mayor Sadiq Khan Above: Gatwick Airport chief exec Stewart Wingate with London mayor Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan said: “The new prime minister has a very important decision to make regarding new airport capacity, and I urge her to rule as swiftly as possible in favour of a second runway at Gatwick, which would bring substantial economic benefits."

He was speaking during a visit to Gatwick today to hear about the airport’s plans to increase its capital spending by £200m to improve its facilities. This means that the total invested on the airport since new owners took over in 2009 through to 2021 will be £2.5bn.

Some of the projects identified in the 2016-21 capital investment programme announced today include:

  • more/bigger shops
  • expansion of both departure lounges and immigration halls
  • additional aircraft parking stands and taxiway improvements.

Mayor Khan said: “Gatwick is the front door to London for millions of visitors to our city and I salute their decision to spend another £200m on improvements to the airport. They have put together a formidable plan that is a fantastic display of their confidence in London.”

 

 

 

 

MPU

Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.

This article was published on 15 Jul 2016 (last updated on 15 Jul 2016).

More News Channels