daa has selected Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture (JV) to undertake its Dublin Airport Airside and Landside civil engineering framework worth over €325million.
This fully integrated JV between respective engineering firms, John Sisk & Son and Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure Ltd will utilise Sisk’s position as the leading building and civil engineering contractor in Ireland and Lagan’s position as a leader in worldwide aviation and airport infrastructure development.
Airside and Landside Lot 1 framework
The Airside and Landside Lot 1 framework is part of daa’s Capital Investment Programme 2020+ for Dublin Airport (CIP 2020+) which is designed to deliver continued growth over the medium term in line with Irish government policy.
This framework consists of a number of civil engineering and infrastructure projects to upgrade the pavement, drainage and electrical systems at Dublin Airport’s boarding gate piers, aircraft stands, terminals, aprons, taxiways and the general airfield campus, in line with daa’s CIP 2020+.
John Sisk & Son works
Sisk has previously completed major Irish civil engineering projects, including Luas Cross City and Limerick Tunnel, and it is currently working on the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade works in Cork.
In 2019, Sisk completed the Boeing Gold Hangar at Gatwick Airport in London.
Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure works
Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure Limited has completed several recent high-profile airport projects, including projects at Ireland West Airport, London City Airport and London Southend Airport.
daa Capital Investment Programme
Commenting on the selection, Ultan McCloskey, Director of Infrastructure at daa said that Dublin Airport plays a vital role in connecting Ireland with the world and daa has an ongoing requirement to invest in its infrastructure to achieve that mission.
“We are looking forward to working in partnership with leaders in building and civil engineering that have the people, processes and best practice to support our existing in-house teams,” Ultan McCloskey commented. “Working with Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture (JV) to undertake our Airside and Landside civil engineering works, will ensure we collectively deliver the capital investment programme required right across Dublin Airport.”
Paul Brown, the recently appointed CEO of John Sisk & Son, commented: “Sisk/Lagan JV is delighted to be selected by daa to complete the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework at Dublin Airport. Sisk has a proud history of delivering first-class civil engineering projects in Ireland. We look forward to beginning our new working relationship with daa, Lagan and local communities to create a positive legacy at Dublin Airport.”
Steve Turner, MD, Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure Ltd commented: “Sisk Lagan JV look forward to working along with daa and the stakeholders to deliver the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework. Lagan has a long track record of delivering infrastructure projects in airports and we look forward to working with Sisk on this framework.”
Works at Dublin Airport
Essential projects, such as Dublin Airport’s new North Runway and the upgrade to the airport’s hold baggage screening systems have been progressing and there will also be a requirement for significant ongoing works across the airport campus.
In 2019, Dublin Airport welcomed a record 32.9 million passengers and had flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by almost 50 airlines. Rebuilding Ireland’s connectivity will play a vital role in helping the Irish economy to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic.