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Lagan to resurface London City Airport runway

31 Mar 16 Lagan Construction International has won a multi-million pound airfield infrastructure project at London City Airport.

The only airport runway in London
The only airport runway in London

The runway overlay and taxiway widening scheme is expected to start in May 2016.

The main works include overlaying the existing runway surface with grooved Marshall Asphalt, widening of the taxiways Alpha, Bravo and Charlie and reinforcement of the taxiways Delta, Kilo, Lima and Mike.

Further works detail the refurbishment of the existing drainage network, installation of a new pit and duct network as well as upgrades to the AGL system to include LED lighting and the installation of new centre line lighting. The project works will be undertaken outside of airport operating hours, to avoid disrupting flight schedules.

The anticipated completion date is November 2016 and the airport will maintain normal operations throughout the project.

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Lagan Construction International will mobilise its in-house asphalt batching plant and testing laboratories capable of producing 120 tonnes/hour of Marshall Asphalt, importing many of the materials by boat through the Royal Docks directly to the quayside site compound.

London City Airport chief operating officer Darren Grover said: “The runway overlay is a major project, made more complex by the unique location of our runway surrounded by water on three sides. I look forward to working with Lagan Construction International to deliver the programme and futureproof the only runway actually in London.”

Lagan director of international operations Steve Turner added: “Having completed projects on over 50 airports across five continents, airport infrastructure works are a core part of our business and our teams are experienced in providing the engineering skills and technologies necessary to deliver both airside and groundside support facilities.  We look forward to working collaboratively with our client, London City Airport.  We have a fully committed team to ensure this contract is delivered with the highest safety standards, low environmental impact, within programme and cost requirements.”

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