Airfield Construction and Maintenance Services
Colas Ltd is a UK base company that draws on the experience and resources from the international Colas Group, which is one of the largest civil and military airfield contracting organisations in the world.
Colas have an international reputation in the construction and maintenance for both civilian and military airfields. At Colas we have a strong, dedicated research team that have developed some of the most innovative and advanced techniques yet. Colas have one of the lowest lost time incident frequency rates in the industry.
Our mission is to offer an outstanding service and sustainable processes, while delivering the optimum cost effective solution. We are at the forefront of developing new techniques and practices for runway maintenance.
In addition we undertake work ranging from routine maintenance to major airfield construction projects with the highest regard for safety and responsible working practices.
Colas Ltd is currently undertaking a major refurbishment and extension of Birmingham Airport.
Airfield Construction and Maintenance Services - 16/04/2012Colas and VolkerFitzpatrick land Birmingham Airport contract
Joint venture partners Colas and VolkerFitzpatrick have been awarded the contract for two major Midlands construction projects, the A45 Transport Corridor Improvement Scheme and the Runway Extension at Birmingham Airport.
The two projects are being developed in conjunction due to their close proximities and timeframes, and will provide a number of benefits for both contracting parties. The benefits include increased purchasing power, combining utility diversion works, reducing construction overhead costs and minimising the need to export and import earthworks materials.
The A45 Transport Corridor Improvement Scheme will regenerate the A45 Coventry Road between Damson Parkway and M42 Junction 6. It will reduce congestion, improve safety and accessibility, and is a major catalyst for investment.
On completion, the 405m runway extension will enhance the airport's capability, as well as helping to take pressure off airports in the overheated South East.
Speaking on behalf of Colas, Divisional Director Airfields Asphalt & Projects, Carl Fergusson said: "We're delighted to be chosen as preferred bidder and to be involved in these projects. Both organisations are pleased to continue their long standing relationships with the key stakeholders. We recognise the strategic importance of this significant infrastructure project to the region and look forward to its successful delivery."
John Morris, head of industry and government affairs for Birmingham Airport said: "By meeting local demand, the Airport will reduce unnecessary long distance surface journeys to other UK airports and generate sustainable long-term economic growth inside its own local area."
The estimated commencement date of the A45 Transport Corridor Improvement Scheme is July 2012, with works expected to be completed by summer 2013. The estimated start date for the runway extension scheme is June 2013, with an operational date of spring 2014, following full commissioning and flight testing.