Farrells has revealed new images of its proposals for Gatwick as the airport ramps up its expansion campaign
The plans show an expanded Gatwick airport with improvements that it says would ‘eliminate queues and speed up passenger transit’.
The proposals have been revealed ahead of the government’s Airports Commission’s final recommendations on how to increase aviation capacity.
Options currently still in the running include an additional runway at Heathrow, an extension to Heathrow’s northern runway, and the Farrells-designed plans for Gatwick.
Describing the scheme Terry Farrell, said: ‘Our vision for Gatwick is that it becomes the world’s most efficient two runway airport – flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of passengers and airlines. With an elegant and simple terminal layout, we have designed a direct and straightforward route from curbside to plane, creating a seamless passenger experience.
‘Queues have literally been designed out and the new terminal will be simple and convenient to use with minimal changes of level. The airfield itself will also offer the shortest taxiing distances possible with the new apron sitting between, and in close-proximity to, both the existing and new runways.’
He added: ‘By providing a second runway at Gatwick, we will create a much more balanced system of infrastructure, and capitalise on the integrated connectivity we already have in London. It will positively affect the whole of the UK’s infrastructure, and build on the power of networks. A second runway would turbocharge economic growth in the South East and do for South London was the Olympics did for East London.’
If given the green-light, the Gatwick team said it could have a second runway by 2025.
Farrells reveals new images of Gatwick expansion plans