Marcon has been awarded the interior refurbishment of the City of Derry Airport.
Located 7 miles northeast of the city, the airport serves as the main gateway to the entire North West of Ireland. It provides a vital air access link for the local community and performs a pivotal role in the economics of the region.
The popular regional hub will undergo a transformation over a 4-month period which will enhance the airport facilities for its passengers.
Airport Manager, Charlene Shongo, stated: “The airport was extensively damaged following adverse weather and consequential flooding in August 2017. The effects of the flood in the North West were devastating – the airport and the local village of Eglinton were extensively damaged with flood water. There was over 8” of water in the main terminal building; however,
the airport team did a fantastic job cleaning up the facility immediately after the flood, reducing damage to this vital piece of transport infrastructure and preventing inconvenience for our customers. We are delighted Marcon have been appointed to complete the refurbishment works as part of the flood recovery plan for the airport”.
Marcon will phase the works and liaise closely with the project team to ensure that the airport is kept fully operational during the project, with minimal disruption to its customers. Airside and landside areas of the airport will be refurbished including the departure lounge, baggage reclaim, car rental zone and staff offices. Marcon will manufacture all of the joinery in its specialist joinery workshop.
Mark O’Connor, Director, Marcon comments; “We are really pleased to have secured this contract with City of Derry Airport and we are looking forward to working with the entire project team. This project further enhances our credentials in successfully working within live airport environments. Our focus will be to deliver a top quality project that will be enjoyed by every visitor to the airport.”
Andy Priest from Edmond Shipway continues; “As Project Managers and Cost Consultants with experience delivering construction consultancy services for airports throughout the UK we are delighted to be working with Marcon on the successful delivery of this important refurbishment project at City of Derry Airport.”
Caption Above: (l-r) Andy Priest, Project Manager, Edmond Shipway; Tom Wilson, Accountable Manager, City of Derry Airport and Lorcan Hegarty, Project Manager, Marcon Fit-Out.
Caption Above: (l-r) Lorcan Hegarty, Project Manager, Marcon Fit-Out; Tom Wilson, Accountable Manager, City of Derry Airport, Michael Edwards, ATS Manager, City of Derry Airport, City of Derry Airport and Andy Priest, Project Manager, Edmond Shipway.