London Luton Airport £7 million taxiway

Ryebridge Construction has a £7 million contract with London Luton Airport (LLA) current transformation project that includes the creation of four new aircraft stands and the construction of a new taxiway extension, both of which will help the airport increase capacity and improve the efficiency of aircraft movements. Works are underway, and are expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

The camera crews were airside in November 2017 to film the runway overnight closures and to see Ryebridge at work on the taxiway. View the film by clicking HERE.

This project forms part of the largest single investment in the airport’s history to increase annual capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers by 2020. The transformation of the airport will deliver a bigger, better terminal and improved infrastructure which will make passengers’ journeys quicker and easier.

Ryebridge Construction has enjoyed a strong relationship with LLA since it was set up eight years ago and the team are delighted to be part of this exciting project and the redevelopment of the airport. The company has invested heavily in training and will use a local supply chain wherever possible to ensure this project will positively impact the lives and businesses of the local community.

Independent economic analysis has found that LLA is an important economic driver for the local area. In 2013, the airport supported 15,000 local jobs, generating £732 million for the economy in the Three Counties region. LLA’s current expansion means that this is expected to increase to 22,000 jobs and £1.2 billion by 2030.