London City Airport has released a video to show the scale of the expansion work and Cementation Skanska’s progress on the new piled deck that will create the land for the redevelopment.
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Source: London City Airport
“This is the biggest inshore marine project underway in the country at the moment,” said London City Airport chief development officer Peter Adams.
The project involves creating a new parallel taxiway, new stands and the new terminal building will be three times bigger than the existing structure.
The overall scheme is being delivered by Bam Nuttall and piling work has been subcontracted to Cementation Skanska which is already installing the piles to support the new deck structure.
“Over 1,000 piles are needed and it is a two year programme to install those,” said Adams.
Bam Nuttall section engineer for piling works Dave Bolger said: “We are working in King George V Dock to install the 11mm thick steel tubular piles, which are 17.5m long and 1.28m in diameter.”
The piles are being vibrated into position and will be backfilled with concrete.