1 June 2010
Capita Symonds has been appointed as
the civil engineering designer for a proposed runway extension at
London Southend Airport.
The project comprises the design of the 300m
runway extension itself, design for the diversion of a public road
across the site, reprovision of a children's playground and car
parking, and the careful dismantling and relocation of a churchyard
Construction work on the highway diversion is
scheduled to start in the autumn while work on the runway is
expected to begin early in 2011.
The project is part of a wider redevelopment
of the airport by owners Stobart Air including a new terminal, ATC
tower, and railway station. Due for completion by the autumn of
2011, the scheme is expected to enable 6,700 new jobs while
catering for over two million passengers by 2020.