Revised plan lodged for Gatwick rail station revamp

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
Share

Network Rail and Gatwick Airport have submitted fresh plans to redevelop the railway station at the airport.

Improvements to the station include doubling in size of the concourse area to reduce congestion with more escalators
Improvements to the station include doubling in size of the concourse area to reduce congestion with more escalators

The project has been on the cards for several years with Costain involved in the development phase of the planned £120m expansion project.

Proposals submitted to Crawley Borough Council aim to reduce crowding at the station, improve passenger flow and provide better connections between the railway station, airport terminals and onward travel destinations.

Subject to planning, a final decision on funding the project will be taken in the Autumn with construction planned to start the following year in time for the new station to open in 2022.

This major station upgrade will be delivered alongside a significant increase in capacity on rail services through Gatwick, between Brighton and London, as a result of committed and planned enhancements.

Proposed improvements

 

  • Almost doubling the size of the rail station concourse
  • Eight new escalators, five new lifts and four new stairways to improve accessibility and passenger flow
  • Widening platforms 5 and 6 to reduce overcrowding
  • Better connections to the south terminal with improved passenger information
  • An attractive new roof structure.

John Halsall, Network Rail manager director for the South East route, said: “Our proposals for the station are still being developed in detail and the submission of the planning application is an important step forward in this process.”

Latest news

Kit maker Genie fined after M25 work platform death fall

Court hears how calibration error led to death of worker when 40 metre high mobile elevating work platform collapsed
4 hours ago

O’Connor Utilities sold to private equity

OCU Group reported to have fetched around £400m
1 day ago

Rolls-Royce shortlists sites for first SMR factory

Three factories will make reactor, civils and MEP modules for SMR nuclear power stations
5 hours ago

£233m loan kick starts £3.5bn regen of Royal Docks site

Infrastructure loan paves way for 6,000-home East London Silvertown scheme
4 hours ago

Henry Construction wins £33m Oxford housing estate rebuild

Contractor signs off first deal with A2Dominion
5 hours ago

Carillion collapse hospital hit by more construction delays

Balfour will take another 18 months to complete Midland Met scheme
22 hours ago

Leeds college launches new construction and football course

Students can now combine site and tech skills with learning at a football academy
5 hours ago

Willmott Dixon blasts new Building Safety law

Rick Willmott accuses Government of scapegoating construction over its own regulatory failure
1 day ago

£550m plan to redevelop The Galleries centre in Bristol

Shopping centre building to be demolished for major mixed-use scheme
1 day ago

Costain cancels supply chain event on £260m road job

Preparation work for A1 upgrade stalls as Transport Secretary dithers over approval
1 day ago

£170m London Holborn Circus office approved

Demolition work set to start in the autumn for 10-storey office block
1 day ago

City leaders launch net zero construction skills drive

City of London leader warns "skills gap and labour shortage are threats to our net zero ambitions"
1 day ago

Marlborough Highways lands £32m Islington civils deal

Contractor to help with north London borough's green drive
1 day ago

Osborne makes £45m construction loss

Sale of infrastructure business balances books as contractor looks for zero-carbon wins
4 days ago

John F Hunt forecasts record revenue and profits this year

Demolition contractor back on strong financial footing after previously setting aside £5.6m for bid rigging probe
4 days ago

Notting Hill Genesis names £2.8bn framework winners

26 firms land places on main contractor deal: Full list
4 days ago

Green light for dual hotel scheme at Nine Elms

Two new hotel towers will share common basement
4 days ago

Trials start on cement-free pre-cast piles

Aarsleff is hopeful a product will come to the market shortly
4 days ago

Ex-Telford Homes boss to run green house builder

Jon Di-Stefano takes helm at M&G backed Greencore Construction
4 days ago

Subcontractors told to stop work on Brymor sites

£80m revenue southern contractor files letter of intent to enter administration
5 days ago

House builder Chartway sold to private equity firm

Cabot Square Capital signs another major construction deal
5 days ago

Murphy Group appoints new chairman

Capita chairman and investment banker John Cresswell to start in November
5 days ago

Tolent seals £40m Newcastle ‘future-living’ housing job

135-home Vaux scheme will be first of four neighbourhoods totalling 1,000 homes
5 days ago

Cruden takes first job at £1.3bn Edinburgh Waterfront scheme

Preferred bidder named for first 750 net zero homes at new Granton Waterfront coastal town
5 days ago

Trio of student towers to be built at Brent Cross Town

Ground works under way with main contractor due to be appointed next month
5 days ago

Keltbray gets start date for £50m motorway upgrade

Contractor hails "significant step forward" for highways business
6 days ago

Site workers settle for 5% pay increase

Contractors and unions agree one-year deal following months of talks
7 days ago

Rising wages and skills gap to overshadow materials issues

Materials and product Inflation tops 20% so far this year, but labour set to be next big headache
6 days ago

Erith pays £2.8m bonus to staff after ownership switch

Around 450 staff have on average received over £6,000 since move to employee ownership five years ago
6 days ago

Algeco lands £19.2m Leeds modular school scheme

Offsite specialist will supply and install 192 steel frame modules
6 days ago

Contractor services