• Two Manor Royal businesses have landed major contracts to support the biggest ever revamp of the North Terminal 

  • More than £10 million will be invested to create a more appealing space for passengers to relax, shop, and eat?? 

  • London Gatwick has submitted a planning application to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into regular use towards the end of the decade? 

Manor Royal companies have been awarded contracts worth a combined total of more than £5 million as part of the redevelopment of London Gatwick’s North Terminal departure lounge. 

BP Installations Ltd, based on Manor Royal Business District, has been appointed as the principal contractor on the project. The role includes full site safety management, new electrical installation, new flooring and new information and display signage installations. 

CCI Gatwick Ltd, also located on Manor Royal, will oversee the interior fitout and decorative finishes. 

Alison Addy, Head of External Engagement and Policy, London Gatwick said: “Part of our procurement strategy at London Gatwick is to utilise the services of businesses across our local region where possible, supporting local people, making best use of local expertise, and reducing the environmental impact. 

“We are delighted to have two local companies so heavily involved in the redevelopment of our North Terminal departure lounge.” 

Brendan Payne, Managing Director, BP Installations said: “We are very pleased and proud to form part of the London Gatwick team that are creating the new-look North Terminal. As a local company we have been able to grow and develop through the Gatwick framework. This has enabled us to focus on employing local labour and to increase our local supply chain for future projects. I look forward to travelling through the North Terminal soon.” 

James Nugent-Harvey, Director, CCI Gatwick said: “CCI have worked with London Gatwick for more than 25 years and are excited to be involved in the refurbishment of the North Terminal departure lounge. The design and technology specified for this project will create a relaxing and informative environment for passengers and a visually appealing space that confirms Gatwick as a leading international airport.” 

The North Terminal departure lounge is currently undergoing its biggest ever transformation. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2024 and will see more than £10 million invested in a multitude of improvements, including new flooring, contemporary seating with accessible power points, a sustainable planting scheme, local artwork and improved sightlines and wayfinding. 

London Gatwick is investing in its long-term future and its planning application to bring the airport’s Northern Runway into regular use has recently been accepted for detailed examination by the Planning Inspectorate. This low-impact plan will improve resilience, reduce delays, and provide a significant boost to the national and regional economy by supporting trade, tourism and new jobs.??? 

Members of the public, including businesses, local residents and other stakeholders, have until 23:59 on 29 October 2023 to register with the Planning Inspectorate and provide a summary of their views on the airport’s application.  

Date Published: 13/09/2023