15 JULY 2013


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Article from BTNews 15 JULY 2013

Gatwick runway appointment

Sir Terry Farrell, one of Britain’s best known architects, has been appointed by Gatwick Airport to provide expert advice on its runway capacity plans.

He will offer specialist advice to the airport in support of its proposal for additional runway capacity and its vision for a ‘constellation of three London Airports with two runways each’ – Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.  A number of world cities are well served by this kind of approach including New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Istanbul and Paris.

Stewart Wingate, Gatwick’s Chief Executive, said: “Sir Terry has unrivalled experience and a unique insight into the aviation debate and the issues which the Airports Commission will have to consider.  Having designed major transport infrastructure around the world, including the hub airport in South Korea, he will bring to the airport a track record of delivering major transport projects whilst ensuring London and the UK gets the right solution”.

Sir Terry said: “The ‘constellation approach’ of keeping Heathrow open, whilst building an additional runway at Gatwick and then in time at Stansted transforms the debate away from the over-engineered and unnecessary idea of a mega hub at Heathrow or to the East of London. www.gatwickairport.com

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