McLaughlin & Harvey set for £65m Luton Airport job

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Northern Irish contractor McLaughlin & Harvey is tipped to take the biggest building package in the £100m expansion of London Luton Airport.

A deal would mean contractors from Northern Ireland have bagged two of the three main packages on the programme.

Civils firm Whitemountain, which is part of the Lagan Group, clinched a £13m landside infrastructure and transport facilities deal in July.

A third project to deliver a four-storey car park is presently out to tender with M&H also understood to be chasing the job to make it a clean sweep for the region’s contractors.

Sources close to the project say M&H is in final talks with the airport operator for the terminal expansion after submitting a highly competitive bid of around £65m, said to be some £13m below Luton Airport’s original estimate.

London Luton Airport

Sources also told the Enquirer that a contract award is imminent for the improvements to the terminal building and construction of a new two-storey pier.

Whitemountain’s job is to turn the existing approach road to the terminal building into a dual carriageway, remodelling of the set-down area and the repositioning of the coach terminal.

The £100m investment is set to transform the airport by improving overall customer experience and increase capacity from 12m to 18m passengers per year by 2026.

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