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Capita has been appointed by London Ashford (Lydd) Airport to design and manage a major extension to its runway.
Located on the Romney Marshes in South East Kent, the privately owned airport caters for a wide range of aircraft operations, from executive jets, helicopters, to private light aircraft and cargo.
The runway extension is part of a £25m redevelopment of the airport which will also include a new terminal building capable of handling up to 500,000 passengers a year.
Capita will be providing project management, cost management, CDMC and civil and aviation design services on the runway scheme which comprises a 294m extension to the existing runway including a 150m ‘starter extension’ for taking off and a turning pad, together with associated drainage and aeronautical ground lighting. The site, which is within a SSSI, is also subject to a variety of environmental constraints and restrictions.
Following the original planning consent, the scheme was re-approved following a public inquiry. That decision, however is currently subject to a judicial review, the result of which is due shortly.
The Capita team was selected partly on the basis of its recent work on the design of a similar runway extension at Southend Airport.
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure work with public and private sector organisations to design, build and optimise their real estate and infrastructure assets. From thought to finish, we apply our combined expertise to achieve more from the entire built environment.
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