Guernsey Airport Airside Rehabilitation

Guernsey’s Airport is the gateway to and from the island plus a crucial supply link, with thousands of tonnes of essential freight and services flown in per annum.

We have been working with Guernsey Airport since 2007 to plan the reconstruction of the airside environment so the airport can continue serving the island for the next 30 years. We provided a true multidisciplinary service to deliver the project within time and budget.

The project was funded by the States of Guernsey and is declared to be “the largest civil engineering project to have been carried out in the Island’s history”. To mark the success of the project, members of our team were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation presented at a ceremony, in the Airport Terminal, hosted by the Public Services Minister.  The project has since been recognised by the British Construction Industry Award scheme through a “Highly Commended” award under International Project of the Year.

Key details

Project name

Guernsey Airport Airside Rehabilitation



States of Guernsey




Services provided

- Masterplanning

- Engineering design

- Airfield Planning

- Project & Cost Management

- Site Supervision

- EIA and Environmental Consultancy

- Planning, Transport Planning


We were initially appointed to prepare a masterplan and scoping study for the airside infrastructure developments. This included measuring the existing characteristics against regulatory requirements and recommendations. The study identified the need to rehabilitate life expired aprons and taxiways, re-profile and displace the runway 120m to the west to accommodate new Runway End Safety Areas (RESA). A new Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) and control system was also required as well as a new surface water drainage system with improved pollution control management measures. Following this, we were commissioned to undertake the detail design, obtain Planning Approval and project manage the construction.

A unique challenge in the design was the buildability constraints working on a small island. Not only were there logistical constraints getting materials to the island but also transportation within the island.

Aviation - Airport Terminals.jpg


We provided a true multi-disciplinary team to deliver the project within time and budget.

Our aviation engineering design team completed the detail design and tender documentation.  Regular meetings were undertaken with the Airport and stakeholders to identify project requirements and constraints. Presentations were made to the Client Project Board to determine in detail the project contact with decisions recorded on the Project Decision Register.

To support the project, we submitted three Planning Applications together with the associated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Working closely with the Island’s Planning Authority, we fostered a positive working relationship, supporting the team with our expansive expertise.

We managed the tender process which included a value engineering exercise with the preferred contractor and provided site supervision and project management for the 26-month contract.


Project statistics

tonnes of asphalt and concrete aggregates
storm water attenuation modules
km of drainage pipes
AGL light fittings

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