In order to meet the tight deadline and maintain airport operations a number of additional accommodations both temporary and permanent were developed in the terminal to enable the flow of people and make way for the new desks and development of the new concourse. In addition, a crucial element for the facilitation of the programme was multiple phasing and handovers which meant work could take place airside and landside simultaneously.
Given SPIE’s extensive experience in the aviation sector, the company was awarded both of these contracts based primarily on their knowledge of systems in the airport. Understanding and experience of how the systems operate means that SPIE is aware of the sensitivities involved with such schemes – services cannot be suspended and must be delicately managed, in order to avoid risk to essential airport operations.
SPIE UK is part of the wider Stansted framework, which will encompass additional works in the years to come.
Steven Farmer, Divisional Managing Director at SPIE UK, said, “We are thrilled to be working on the baggage system upgrade at Stansted Airport as well as being involved in the wider transformation contract. As the fourth-busiest airport in the UK, we expect to be faced with some unusual and complex challenges, however, we enjoy finding bespoke solutions which mean we can achieve great results for our customers.”
Steve Radford, hold baggage system programme lead London Stansted Airport, added:
“The latest contract marks a 5-year working relationship with SPIE, which is a testament to the quality of the company’s work. Given their extensive track record of this type of work, we can be confident that the baggage system will be completed on time and to an impeccable standard.”