Firstco appointed at Gatwick Airport for Specialist Systems at the North Terminal Redevelopment

Firstco have been appointed by Costain as Systems Integrator for the Specialist Systems work at the Gatwick North Terminal Landside Redevelopment
 
July 24, 2009 - PRLog -- Firstco have been appointed by Costain as Systems Integrator for the Specialist Systems work across the program; these systems involve Security, Wireless Communications and Operational Systems as well as innovative work managing the new forecourt facility. The four man Firstco team, headed up by Adam Anderson, will deliver User Requirements, Design and Testing/Integration Documentation as part of this work as well as project managing the installation/updates of these systems. Costain have been appointed Complex Build Integrator for the North Terminal Forecourt and North Terminal Interchange projects.

As part of London Gatwick Airports ongoing capital improvement strategy Gatwick Airport Ltd are undertaking a major development project, the North Terminal Landside Redevelopment (NTLR). Works have been split into four sub projects:

NTI          North Terminal Interchange. Inter Terminal Transit interchange replacing the existing ITTS Station
NTF         North Terminal Forecourt. Moving the existing forecourt to the opposite side of the NTI to improve security and new improved forecourt for passengers.
NTX         North Terminal Extension. A multistory extension to the south and a single storey extension to the east of the terminal building to create greater wayfinding space, two new check in zones and new baggage reclaim belts.
MSCP6    Multistory car park 6. A new car park next to the NTI.

The timescales for these works are challenging. NTI and NTF projects are scheduled to be completed in a six month window starting in October 2009 and completing in March 2010. The NTX and MSCP6 projects should complete at the end of 2011. With a projected spend of £133m this is no small investment for Gatwick Airport, which in addition to ongoing capital works, is currently in the middle of a divestment program to separate the airport from BAA and enable its sale and hand-over to new owners.

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About Firstco (http://www.firstco.uk.com)

Established in 1998, Firstco is now a major force in the areas of control systems consultancy (http://www.firstco.uk.com/services/default.aspx), project management (http://www.firstco.uk.com/services/project-management.aspx) and systems integration (http://www.firstco.uk.com/services/systems-integration.aspx). Working in a range of industries – notably transport, especially rail installations and airports; power and construction – Firstco specialises in controls and communication solutions for assignments of all sizes from buildings through to large scale infrastructure projects.

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Established in 1998, Firstco is now a major force in the areas of technical consultancy, project management and systems integration. Working in a range of industries – notably transport, especially rail installations and airports; power and construction
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