Engineering consultancy WSP has secured a five-year contract with Birmingham Airport in the UK as part of a 10-year expansion and development plan.
WSP will support the airport in areas including building services, civil engineering, airfield engineering, fire engineering, sustainability, baggage handling, IT/ICS and security.
Birmingham Airport’s 10-year capital investment program (CIP) involves major overhauls to current infrastructure to support further domestic and international growth.
Projects include the expansion of existing facilities and services, enabling the airport to meet increasing demand and harness opportunities created by the new high-speed rail link, HS2.
Rod Hulse, technical services director at Birmingham Airport, said, “Our partnership will provide support for the CIP, where WSP will work on delivering our development program. We needed a partner who understood the importance of frameworks and how they offer the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with our design partners, as well as how they help us in delivering an agile service to our customers.”
Boasting a strong track record in the aviation sector, WSP is currently working on expansion and redevelopment projects at Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport and Luton Airport in the UK; Marseille Airport, France; Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport; New York’s La Guardia Airport in the USA; and Toronto Pearson Airport in Canada.
Tim Morrison, UK aviation director at WSP, said, “We’re looking forward to helping the airport expand and develop its existing and new infrastructure, exploring efficiencies and making innovative improvements that will ensure that Birmingham is not only future ready, but also continues to increase its position on the global stage.”