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Morgan Sindall appointed to £1.2 billion Gatwick framework

Morgan Sindall Group's construction and infrastructure business, Morgan Sindall, has been appointed to a four-year, £1.2 billion construction framework to deliver a programme of upgrades and improvements at Gatwick Airport.

The company is one of ten successful contractors to make the framework which will cover projects ranging from new aircraft piers and modernised baggage systems to new retail, security and immigration areas. The programme of improvements is an investment Gatwick Airport Ltd is making in partnership and co-operation with the airlines.

Morgan Sindall was on the major projects framework which Gatwick's owners, Global Infrastructure Partners, inherited when it acquired the airport in 2009, and is presently on site delivering the £50 million Gatwick North Terminal extension.

"We are delighted to extend our relationship with Gatwick and secure a position on its latest framework," says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall Group plc. "Having highlighted the airport sector as one which offers growth potential for our Group, it is pleasing to capitalise on opportunities such as this which help develop our position in the sector."