Costain Awarded Airports Contracts

4 February 2011

Costain is pleased to announce it has been awarded two airport contracts. The first is an £18.6 million contract, as principal contractor, to refurbish Manchester Airport’s main runway, Runway 1, under an existing Framework agreement. 

The Runway 1 Project will continue through to September 2011 and the Airport will remain operational 24 hours a day during the runway closures period by utilising the 2nd runway.

Costain has also been appointed by BAA as one of the suppliers for the Local Project Integrator (LPI) at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest international airport.  The contract, which is anticipated to have a value of approximately £8 million per annum, will run for up to four years and will commence in March 2011.  This award builds on the success of similar contracts at Gatwick and Manchester Airports and the early completion of a £25 million interchange for Gatwick. 

Commenting on the contract awards, Andrew Wyllie, Chief Executive of Costain, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded these contracts for Manchester and London Heathrow airports. The contracts represent significant investment in the UK’s infrastructure and will help the airports meet the growing needs of passengers in the future.”