A £17m contract to upgrade the runway at Cambridge International Airport has been awarded to Belfast-based Lagan Construction by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.
Works on the infrastructure project will include excavating approximately 25,000m³, refurbishing an existing apron, constructing a new taxiway, runway resurfacing and upgrading the drainage and airfield lighting systems.
The project will create jobs for over 100 staff throughout its construction, which will combine day time and night time working.
All excavated material will be re-used and recycled where possible, including the concrete of which 3000m³ which will be crushed and reused. The project is targeting itself with 98% recycling of materials on site, in addition to also recycling materials off site such as packaging.
Lagan Construction International will mobilise its in-house concrete and asphalt plant in order to deliver a significant proportion of the works themselves.
Director of International Operations and Lagan Construction, Steve Turner, said: “We have a fully committed team to ensure the project is delivered with the highest safety standards and within programme and cost requirements.”