The new stream Flood Attenuation Works contract will deliver an online flood storage area for the Gatwick stream tributary, located immediately to the south east of Gatwick Airport. The flood attenuation area will be capable of holding up to 186,000m3 of flood water during periods of heavy rainfall. The Flood Attenuation Works has been designed to ensure that the airport will be protected from flooding for up to 100 years.
VolkerFitzpatrick has been working with Gatwick Airport since 2011 to complete several projects as part of its investment programme. This includes the rehabilitation of Gatwick's Papa and November Taxiways, resurfacing its main runway and the design and installation of a new pumped foul water drainage system.
The runway project was recently Highly Commended in the ICE Southeast Engineering Excellence Awards.