10 JUNE 2013


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Article from BTNews 10 JUNE 2013

Gatwick rebuilds

With the North Terminal largely rebuilt, and the entrance to the southern building transformed Gatwick Airport has turned its attention to completely remodelling its southerly Pier 1.  Work has started to demolish the 1962 structure in a £180m project to provide passengers with a world-class airport.

In partnership with Vinci Construction UK, the new and innovative design will deliver easier access from the departure lounge and spacious departure gates where passengers can enjoy panoramic views of the airfield.  It will also have dedicated areas for both families and the business traveller.

Gatwick is establishing itself as a pioneer when it comes to improving passenger facilities, with the new pier and baggage system complementing the already completed South Terminal security area, the North Terminal extension and the new A380 stand which opened in March.

Hand-in-hand with the new pier, the project will deliver a completely new baggage system for the South Terminal, designed to be more flexible and efficient, bringing benefits to both airlines and passengers.

The work is expected to be completed in 2015, by which time the upgraded railway station will also be in operation. www.gatwickairport.com

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