£10 Million Upgrade to London Southend Airport Runway

(Photo: London Southend Airport)

Works get underway on January 7, 2019 on a £10 million essential maintenance project to upgrade the durability and performance of the runway at London Southend Airport (IATA: SEN).

The airport said the majority of the works will be undertaken at night. The runway will be closed to all aircraft between the hours 23:30 – 06:30 to enable the contractors to carry out the planned works in a safe environment. The work is expected to last approximately 3 months.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport commented: “It is essential to maintain a safe runway. The last set of major runway works were in 2011 and were part of the runway extension development. Previous to that, maintenance was carried out in 1994. As part of the strategic plan for continued investment to cater for the growth of the airport, within our existing S106 Planning Agreement, we are enhancing the durability and performance of the runway.”

He added “We value our relationship with the local community and, although the nature of these works means that some disturbance is unavoidable, we will be putting a series of measures in place and making every effort possible to ensure that any disturbance is kept to an absolute minimum.”

Further information is available from the airport’s website:  https://southendairport.com/faqs and click on ‘Runway Works.’