London City airport

City airport
Bam Nuttall
Royal Docks, London, E16
May 2018
Dec 2020

We supplied skilled operatives to the concrete deck build at London City airport.

The £480m City Airport Development Programme (CADP) will build:

  • eight new aircraft stands
  • a new 50m high air traffic control tower
  • a full length parallel taxiway
  • 24,500m2 east and west extensions to the passenger terminal.

We supplied people to build the piling and deck works, which were the first part of the CADP. Client Bam Nuttall installed 1,100 steel and concrete piles in the bed of King George V dock in east London. These will support the new 75,000m2 concrete deck, which will hold the airport’s new terminal infrastructure and a new taxiway above the water.

City airport piling worksCreating this new ‘land’ is the UK’s largest in-shore marine construction project. It will give additional holding space on the runway for aeroplanes awaiting take-off.

Our team included slingers, traffic marshals and multi-skilled operatives, working day and night shifts, led by experienced labour manager Donatas Jausicas. Most people travelled to site using public transport, keeping the project’s carbon footprint low. and several of them were on the project from start to finish.

The airport will continue to operate during the five-year programme by CADP and delivery partner Bechtel.