A new video from London City Airport goes behind-the-scenes of the engineering project currently taking place at King George V Dock, as part of the £480m (US$620m) City Airport Development Programme (CADP).
To create the new land upon which new airport infrastructure will be constructed, the airport must install over 1,000 ‘piles’, which will support a 75,000m² (800,000ft²) concrete deck. The CADP delivery partner, Bechtel, is leading the project alongside main contractor BAM Nuttall.
Peter Adams, chief development officer for London City Airport, said, “The piling and decking phase of the airport development is an incredible civil engineering project, right in the heart of London’s Royal Docks. This is the first crucial stage in making London City Airport even better, led by our contractor BAM Nuttall.
“In essence, we’re creating new land to build on, for a new terminal building and parallel taxiway, which will enable more routes, additional airlines and greater choice for passengers. Almost anything that you see today will not be untouched by this investment program.”
Three piling barges are now in situ as the first stage of piling and decking gathers pace. The £85m (US$110m) two-year project forms an essential first phase of the CADP, estimated for completion in the first half of 2020. The overall program is expected to be complete in 2022.