Project Update: Gatwick Airport

Gatwick airport has predicted that passenger numbers will increase to nearly 53 million by 2023 and has therefore created a 5-year programme to expand and upgrade the current airport. The programme is expected to come to an end in 2023 with the following works currently planned:

  • Pier 6 Western Extension – Phase 1 works start with enabling Pier 5 to handle the A380 aircraft so that it can move from its current home on Pier 6. This work will also involve the widening and reconfiguration of a taxiway to accommodate the 80-metre wingspan of the A380.
  • A new domestic arrivals facility, including a new baggage reclaim in South Terminal.  
  • A new mezzanine level extension in the North Terminal departure lounge to accommodate new restaurants.
  • Completion of the road system and taxiway entrance to the new Boeing aircraft hangar to connect the airfield with the new facility.  The new hangar opens next year and will serve the growing number of long-haul aircraft operating from Gatwick.
  • A trial of biometric auto-boarding technology in the North Terminal and extending the roll-out of self-service bag drop across both Terminals.
  • Re-development of South Terminal hotel capacity.
  • Completion of the South Terminal long stay car park decking project, providing an additional 1,200 car parking spaces for summer 2018.
  • Projects to support greater use of electric vehicles, continuing to reduce the airport’s environmental impact and supporting our ambition to be the UK’s most sustainable airport.
  • Enabling works for Network Rail’s planned upgrade to the Gatwick station.
  • Investment in joint equipment for ground handlers to use at Gatwick which drives efficiency for airfield and baggage operations.
  • A new reception centre for passengers with reduced mobility in the North Terminal.

The overall project is expected to cost £1.11 billion over the next five years, with £266 million planned for 2018/19 alone.

If you're interested in working on this project, we'd be keen to talk to you. We are currently recruiting for a number of roles. Contact Audwin Cheung for more details 0208 522 8888.