Future Airport - Preferred Contractor Selected

From Jersey Airport,
11 September 2018

Ports of Jersey has selected GSRM as its preferred contractor to undertake the preconstruction services of the future redevelopment project at Jersey Airport.

GSRM is a joint venture between Channel Islands based contractor, Garenne Construction Group and UK building and civil engineering company, Sir Robert McAlpine. The integrated company was appointed following a comprehensive tender process and have extensive knowledge and experience working both in Jersey as well as the UK and in particular within the aviation sector. Using this combined knowledge and skills, GSRM is now working alongside Ports of Jersey Project Team on the detailed final design, which will include phasing strategies and the programme of work, which is due to start before the end of 2018 and take up to three years to complete.

On behalf of Ports of Jersey, Group Capital Projects Director, Steve Tanner, who is overseeing the Future Airport project says "Following a comprehensive tender exercise, we are pleased to confirm the appointment of GSRM under a pre-construction service agreement. GSRM blends comprehensive local and UK supply chain experience with strong, relevant aviation expertise. Ports of Jersey is looking forward to working with GSRM through the next stages for our Future Airport redevelopment project."

In response, GSRM Board Director, Peter Munn, says, "We are thrilled to have secured our place in working with Ports of Jersey on this prestigious and high-profile project. Our island-based team will soon be interfacing with the market to develop proposals and ensure that we bring the best out of both the Jersey and UK supply chain. We are very excited as an integrated joint venture to use our combined knowledge and experience, both in Jersey and the aviation sector, to work with the client project team in bringing this project to life".

The project is also expected create opportunities for the Jersey construction market as well as the supply chain from off-island and is looking to create apprenticeship and training opportunities for local workers.

Both parenting companies forming GSRM are also linked with the development of Jersey's 'Future Hospital' project, built under its j3 company joint venture. These ties will bring partnerships to delivering major projects in Jersey with clearly different resources for each.

Updates on the Future Airport project are available online here