It's our key asset
The problem? We've laid asphalt onto 1950's concrete pavement. This causes cracks and can lead to unplanned runway closures.
We've spent time to find a solution that drives best value. We will focus on the area that needs it most - the section that sees high traffic.
We will remove old asphalt, recycling this material and giving it a new life in a new place. We will lay 40,000 tonnes of new asphalt in the central section of the runway.
We currently plan to complete this three month programme in Spring 2022. This will deliver a runway that is fit for the future.
To complete this project, work takes place overnight between 11pm and 5.30am. This minimises the impact to airport operations.
This project includes:
- A seven year design life
- 40,000 tonnes of asphalt
- Minimal impact to operations
Find out more about
OUR STATION UPGRADE
Work is underway to deliver an upgrade to the Gatwick Airport station. This will make it easier to access and improve passenger experience.