Luton-based construction firm Ryebridge has been appointed onto the London Luton Airport (LLA) Civils Works and Maintenance Framework – a contract worth £6million.
Ryebridge Director Daniel Coyle said: “We have been on the LLA framework since our company formed 10 years ago, so we are delighted to strengthen this relationship with the airport yet further.
“Tendering is a detailed and lengthy process but worth all the hard work of course and we are proud to announce we are one of only two companies to be appointed on to the framework, so we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the airport and being a part of its future as the UK’s fastest growing airport.
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.
Ryebridge are currently on site at LLA, constructing a new taxiway parallel to the existing one. More than 60 staff are on site at any one time, with the project due to be completed by this summer. The airport has described this project as an embodiment of its commitment to reduce the environmental impact of the airport. The conversion of existing and new taxiway lights to LEDs will reduce rather than increase electricity consumption and the project will also provide a new de-icing facility, which will reduce delays during the cold winter months.
Ryebridge Director Daniel Coyle added: “Our team is delighted to be appointed on to the airport’s framework and we continue to invest heavily in training and use local supply chain wherever possible.”