Pier 6, Gatwick Airport

  • Jul 9, 2004
Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, , United Kingdom
Architect: Scott Brownrigg
Contractor: Mace
Structural engineer: Buro Happold
Products Used: Everdure Caltite
Type: Public
Where Used: Lift Overrun Pit

The Pier 6 development at Gatwick was built as part of expansion plans to increase the capacity of the airport’s North Terminal. The pier bridge spans a live taxiway, and had to be sufficiently wide and high enough to allow an aircraft the size of a Boeing 747-400 to pass underneath. A landmark project, it is the first of its kind at any airport in the UK, and the largest development since the North Terminal opened in 1988. Everdure Caltite System waterproof concrete used to waterproof the underground sections and escalator pits to Pier 6. And to vitally shorten the construction time of the whole work.