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Race on for London City Airport works

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London City Airport is on the lookout for contractors to carry out piling, substructure and concrete works as part of its £480M development programme.

Between four and six successful bidders will deliver design and build services for the western energy centre, main terminal and terminal extensions.

Bam Nuttall is already building an £85M, 75,000 m² concrete deck extension as part of the £480M capacity boost.

The airport’s revamp will involve the construction of seven new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway, a 40,000m² terminal extension, and the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower, which will be in use by 2019.

Prequalification documents show contractors will undertake continuous flight auger (CFA) piling between 300-600mm diameter on land with several steel-sleeved, 1200mm diameter piles in water.

The substructure work includes ground beams and concrete deck reconstruction, while the concrete works includes in-situ reinforced concrete works to metal decking and masonry block walls.

Enabling works for the airport’s development have started with delivery partner Bechtel. Completion is scheduled for 2021.

Bidders have until 27 July to express interest, with invitations to tender following in August.

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