Ex-Laing O’Rourke chief to lead Stansted Airport expansion

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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London Stansted has hired Laing O’Rourke project leader Gerry Whyte as delivery director for the airport’s £600m expansion project.

Whyte spent 16 years at Laing O'Rourke, most recently as preconstruction director for the Brent Cross retail scheme
Whyte spent 16 years at Laing O'Rourke, most recently as preconstruction director for the Brent Cross retail scheme

Whyte will work closely with business change director, Paul Willis on the  transformation of the airport, reporting to airport CEO, Ken O’Toole.

Whyte previously worked on some of the UK’s largest construction developments ranging from Edinburgh St James, Liverpool One and Bluewater in Kent.

Most recently he was preconstruction director at Laing O’Rourke leading the team through the preconstruction phase of the retail expansion of Brent Cross.

O’Toole said: “The £600m transformation of the airport is really gathering momentum.

“We’ve made fantastic progress so far, but it’s next year when the project really starts to take-off with work beginning on our £130m arrivals terminal which we expect to open in August 2020.”

Plans also involve the reconfiguration of the existing terminal into a departures only facility.

It also features a revamped retail and restaurant offer, more seating, as well as new car parks and airfield infrastructure.

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