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Client: London Luton Airport

Location: London Luton Airport

Value: £17m

Breedon were appointed Principal Contractor by London Luton Airport to deliver the Design and Build LOT 1 Landside Civil Engineering Works. These works were part of the Clients growth plans to manage increases in passenger numbers from 9.6 million to the projected 18 million passengers by 2031.  All works were carried out within a constrained urban environment with works completed in critical phases to accommodate continual access to the airport throughout the construction period. Traffic and pedestrian management were major elements in the safe delivery of this project, with daily traffic and pedestrian numbers averaging 45,000 vehicles and 55,000 pedestrians respectively.  

The key project deliverables included: 

  • Managing the design and approval phase prior to construction  
  • Construction of 0.7km of new dual carriageway and 2.5km of new internal roads. The 0.7km of new dual carriageway, Airport Way Approach Road, is the main access to the airport from Luton and the M1 motorway accessing the airport via the road tunnel 
  • 50,000m3 of stormwater drainage tanks within the construction footprint 
  • New signalised junction on the Airport Way Approach Road 
  • Construction of a 110m long fully enclosed pedestrian bridge structure supported by two three-level cores and one five-level core containing stairs and passenger lifts 
  • New 48m external diameter roundabout and access to the Terminal, EasyJet HQ, and Car Park. 
  • Extensive landscaping, soiling, seeding and planting over a soft landscaped area of 20,000 square metres 

Registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the project received excellent feedback, with a score of 99.7% being achieved for diverted waste streams from landfill. The project Sustainability and Social Value Manager ensured a positive legacy followed the project by supporting the Prince’s Trust, donating to local charities and maximising spend with local supply-chains.   

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