Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

Delight as Lagan Construction lands £16m of airport projects

Flying high: Colin Loughran

Building company Lagan Construction has won contracts worth £16m to redevelop three airports in Scotland, England and the US.

The deals mark a growing expertise in the airport field for the Northern Ireland company, said CEO of Lagan Construction Group Colin Loughran.

"Having completed projects on over 50 airports across five continents, airport infrastructure works are a core part of our business and our teams are experienced in providing the engineering skills and technologies necessary to deliver both airside and groundside support facilities," he said.

Work at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota will consist of placing 45,000 tonnes of gravel and 35,000 tonnes of concrete on the runway.

The £8.2m four-month contract is expected to start in May.

The £3.7m St Mary's Runway Resurfacing contract on the Isles of Scilly will involve runway resurfacing and reconstruction which includes the upgrading of airfield ground lighting, drainage and apron reconstruction.

The contract is due to start in March/April to last some six months.

The company is also in the process of a £4m contract which involves constructing a 65,000 sq ft hangar at Bristol Airport.

These contract awards follow the completion of a £56m Guernsey Airport Re-development Project contract.

Lagan Construction, a private family business established in 1962 by Peter Lagan, also focuses on civil engineering and building for roads, water, energy, marine and building projects throughout the UK, Ireland and worldwide.

It has also worked extensively in the roads sector, as the main road construction contractors on traditional schemes or as a partner on larger design and construct projects. In the last 10 years Lagan Construction has built 500km of new roads throughout Ireland the UK, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

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