Fitzgerald (Civil Engineer Contractors)

Airbus Filton Contract Award

Fitzgerald Contractors have secured a £1.2m infrastructure contract at Airbus Filton Site.

Fitzgerald will undertake the widening of the existing A38 and the creation of two new bellmouth junctions into the existing Airbus Site.

The scheme is part of an overall project, worth in excess of £25 million, that will form part of a newly-announced wing development and test centre which expands Airbus’ “footprint” in the UK, while providing functional space for the company and its partners to develop new ideas for a broad range of applications.

This facility – which is to open its doors in 2017, located on Airbus’ existing Filton site – will be an advanced development and testing centre for large structural parts, housing some 300 highly-skilled engineers. In addition, it will have an “open door” policy where external organisations can make use of the equipment and laboratory space – providing a benefit that extends across and beyond Airbus.

Tom Williams of Airbus said in a recent press launch “This joint investment is a further boost to the Airbus site at Filton, which is the global leader in design and testing of wings, fuel systems and landing gear.”

Nick Coley said “We are delighted to be working with Galliford Try on another flagship project. The Highway Improvement works will facilitate access to the new facility whilst ensuring the smooth flow of traffic for the travelling public. The scheme illustrates our ability to work on a national basis for our key Client Partners.’