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Gatwick North Terminal 


Extension of the existing terminal to provide additional check in and baggage reclaim. Part of an overall £1.2bn upgrade of Gatwick, this was a major project worth £73m handled by Morgan Sindall.


The job involved major challenges to the chosen trade contractor due to both the scale of the programme and the logistics of working at a busy airport. The decorating had to be tackled working around both passengers and other trades.


H&S won a highly competitive tender for the works based on finding a solution to both the size of the job and the practical limitations on the works, which also had a 6 month deadline. This involved, for example, blacking out 5,000 sq.m of exposed undersides and soffits which had to be worked on at height by only working at night. Or, due to restrictions on painting in situ, priming and painting 7km of galvanised metal uni-strut by hand in a tunnel off-site and then installing fully finished into the ceilings. We also applied 3 coats of emulsion over an area of 8,000 sq.m, painted all the screeded floors throughout the extension at nights and weekends and cleaned down and redecorated 1 km of railings which had not been painted for 30 years. To achieve this we increased the size of the trades team on site to ensure we could maximise the working time available, which enabled us to complete all works on time.


“We were very pleased with the performance of H&S on the North Terminal Extension project. The Morgan Sindall and H&S teams worked well together to safely and professionally deliver a very demanding programme of works. When we needed them to go the extra mile they did and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Trevor H. Fowler   Project Director Airports, Morgan Sindall

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