Gatwick Airport project wins two Lighting Design Awards

Engineering and design consultancy Morgan Sindall Professional Services' scheme at Gatwick Airport was the winner of both the Low Carbon and Public Building categories at the 2013 Lighting Design Awards.

The awards recognise the consultancy's success in transforming three separate search areas in Gatwick's South Terminal into a single, world class search and security area. The lighting scheme, praised by the judging panel as a "great use of light for wayfinding", included intelligent, low energy LED fittings which reduced energy consumption by over 33%, improved wayfinding and operational efficiency in the area.

Richard Webster, Managing Director Morgan Sindall Professional Services, commented "This project a market leading example of collaborative design successfully improving a building's efficiency and carbon footprint.

Its use of intelligent lighting and innovative design reduces energy use and improves wayfinding through the area; fully embracing the awards' philosophy of sustainability and creativity."

Morgan Sindall Professional Services is currently working with construction and infrastructure firm Morgan Sindall, on the £16.5 million refurbishment and enabling works contract at Gatwick Airport known as the South Terminal Airside Development (STAD) project.

Morgan Sindall was appointed to the £1.2 billion upgrades and improvements framework at the airport in 2011. It is currently delivering a portfolio of modernisation work to improve the customer experience at Gatwick Airport's South Terminal.

It also completed the construction of the £73 million extension of the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport in November 2011.