Southampton Airport

VolkerFitzpatrick completed a £6m project to extend the runway at Southampton Airport.

  • 164m extension to the northern end of Southampton’s runway 
  • Wider ‘turning pad’, to allow planes to u-turn at the end of the runway and a new blast screen (to minimise the impact of airport operations). 
  • Drainage and lighting along the runway
  • Realignment of the northern perimeter fence 
  • Works to the airside perimeter road and landside access track 
  • Site remained operational by working at night
  • 800 followers of community app, which provided working schedules 
  • The airport can now accommodate short-haul aircraft
  • The works are part of a £17m investment in the South’s economy, making Southampton airport a viable alternative to central London options

“I am proud to say the programme of works to extend the airport’s runway by 164 meters was completed on time and under budget. I would like to thank everyone involved in this project for their hard work and dedication. The completion of the runway extension is an important milestone and will ensure Southampton Airport’s vital connectivity continues to deliver social and economic prosperity for the wider region.”

Steve Szalay Operations Director at Southampton Airport