The joint venture (JV) of Sir Robert McAlpine and Channel Islands-based construction firm Garenne Construction has been reportedly announced as the preferred bidder to undertake pre-construction services in the overhaul of Jersey Airport. As per sources, the project is worth £42 million and is scheduled to be delivered by 2021.

Reportedly, Ports of Jersey selected the JV which is known as GSRM. According to a report by New Civil Engineer, the project involves construction of new building and refurbishment and will address important regulatory issues while ensuring that the airport stays compliant to the security and safety terms.

Reportedly, work on the project would commence at end of the year and is estimated to be completed by 2021. The overhaul would boost the overall airport capacity and make it more capable of handling a greater number of flights and daily passenger numbers.

Moreover, the project also includes the relocation of the firefighting and airport rescue service building, demolition of the old Jersey hangar, upgradation of taxiways and aircraft stands and the removal of the current arrivals terminal building.

Capital Projects Director at Ports of Jersey, Steve Tanner stated that the appointment of GSRM under the pre-construction services agreement was confirmed after an extensive tender process. Tanner further added that the Ports of Jersey is eagerly looking forward to working with GSRM in the Future Airport development project.

GSRM director, Peter Munn stated that the island-based team has been mobilized and would soon interface with the market to create proposals and ensure that both the UK and Jersey supply chains are on their best legs.

Reportedly, the project is the second stint of GSRM in Jersey this year, the first being a three-firm JV between FES Group, Sir Robert McAlpine and, Garenne Construction which developed a new hospital on the island.