Dozen firms needed for £150m Bristol Airport job

Aaron Morby 13 years ago
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Bristol Airport aims to check in around 12 contractors to deliver its £150m expansion plans.

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The selected panel of framework contractors will extend the terminal building, construct new walkways, terminal piers and two multi-storey car parks.

Infrastructure works include apron extensions and runway renewals.

The scheme also provides on site renewable energy generation from wind turbines and a biomass facility, which generates heat for the expanded facilities.

The value of construction projects will range from £2.5m to £20m.

Firms have until 12 January to obtain prequalification documents from http://apron.bristolairport.com/ojeu_notice

Expansion details

1 Expansion of the Passenger Terminal
The existing terminal will be extended to the east and west, doubling the size of the building and delivering increased capacity at security and immigration, and improving passenger comfort levels.
2 Aircraft Parking
Additional space will be required to accommodate aircraft, so the existing apron (the area on which aircraft are parked) will be extended to the east and west.
3 Walkways
Two walkways (or piers) will serve the extended aprons, enabling passengers to walk between aircraft and the terminal building and reducing the use of buses to board and disembark flights.
4 Additional Car Parking
Two multi-storey car parks, one with four levels and one with five levels for 3,850 cars.
5 Public Transport Interchange
Using the top level of the multi-storey car park, a new public transport interchange will provide convenient pick and drop off facilities for buses and coaches.
6 Fuel Storage
A new underground storage facility for aviation fuel will be located in the north west corner of the long stay car park.
7 Office Building
A new three-storey administration building, with a floor space of 4,800sq m, will be constructed just to the north west of the expanded terminal. The current administration building will be demolished.

The development will be phased to meet the actual passenger demand over time.

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