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Testrad Consortium launches London Britannia Airport

22-Jul-2013 1:31 PM

UK's TESTRAD Consortium submitted (19-Jul-2013) proposals for a new six-runway airport to be constructed on London’s Thames Estuary. London Britannia Airport will be a long-term solution to London’s aviation strategy, with the new airport to be constructed with minimal disruption to London as it becomes a new global hub airport for the city. The airport would be able to accommodate 172 million passengers p/a, with the potential for expansion to 200 million passengers p/a. It would cost GBP47.3 billion and be delivered in seven years after planning approval. Testrad and Gensler say the new 24-hour airport would provide a solution to London’s current density issues and will enable opportunities for the creation of new homes and employment in order to meet the city’s anticipated population growth of two million by 2036. Testrad CEO Bridget Rosewell said, “This is an exciting opportunity to share the extensive technical work that has been done by the highly experienced Testrad team over the last two years and join forces with a design team that have the imagination and drive to give London the world class airport it now deserves.” [more - original PR]