A joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and Channel Islands-based Garenne Construction Group has been named as the preferred contractor to undertake preconstruction works at Jersey Airport.
The JV, named GSRM, will now engage in the final design stage of the £42M scheme, working alongside Ports of Jersey to develop phasing strategies and the programme of work.
The project involves both refurbishment and new build, making sure that the airport remains compliant in terms of safety and security.
Ports of Jersey group capital projects director, Steve Tanner said: “Following a comprehensive tender exercise, we are pleased to confirm the appointment of GSRM under a pre-construction services agreement.
“GSRM blend comprehensive Jersey and UK supply chain experience with strong and relevant aviation expertise. Ports of Jersey is looking forward to working alongside GSRM through the next stages of our Future Airport development project”.
GSRM is also looking to create apprenticeship and training opportunities for local workers. The appointment is also expected to create opportunities for the local construction market, as well as the supply chain from off-island.
GSRM board director Peter Munn said: “We are thrilled to have secured our place in working with Ports of Jersey on this prestigious and high-profile project.
“Our island-based team will soon be interfacing with the market to develop proposals and ensure that the we bring the best out of both Jersey and the UK supply chain.
“We are very excited as an integrated joint venture to use our combined knowledge and experience, both in Jersey and the aviation sector, to work with the client project team in bringing this project to life.”
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