Connecting creativity through airports
We are delighted that London City Airport's Director of Corporate Affairs, Liam McKay, will be speaking at our November forum to be held in the industrial buildings of Royal Arsenal Woolwich.
Liam has been at the airport since 2013, reports directly to the CEO and oversees the airport's lobbying, political, business, community relations, communications, PR and policy development functions. He recently led the successful campaign for growth at LCY, with the £480 million infrastructure investment being approved by UK government. Prior to London City Airport he worked in stakeholder management for TfL, the BBC and at London Councils.
The airport is currently involved in a campaign to connect to the £15 billion Crossrail Elizabeth Line covering 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the West to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East. It will have a station at Woolwich Arsenal.
At London City Airport, the £480 million infrastructure programme will create new aircraft stands the size of 11 football pitches and the creation of the UK’s first Digital Air Traffic Control Tower. Throughout, the airport will use the latest energy technology and construction techniques to achieve a BREEAM very good rating.
Piling works are now progressing at King George V Dock to create the new 'land' upon which the infrastructure will be built. The airport must install over one thousand 'piles' which support a 75,000 meter square concrete deck. The project delivery partner Bechtel is leading the project alongside main contractor BAM Nuttall.
Three piling barges are now in situ in the dock, directly south of the existing aircraft stands 21 to 24 also known as East Pier, where the new terminal facilities will be constructed, supporting a new parallel taxiway for aircraft, enabling an additional 8 flights per hour at peak, access to new routes and markets and the facilities to welcome 6.5 millioin passengers per year by 2025.