Airports roundup

Global Infrastructure Partners, the private equity owner of London City airport, has put the airport reported to be worth up to £2bn,  up for sale. It bought the east London airport from Irish businessman Dermot Desmond for £750M in 2006 and has decided to sell its 75% stake. City is GIP’s longest-held asset.

Scott Brownrigg has acquired a 100% stake in GMW Architects and GMW Architects International Ltd. The move follows GMW’s appointment as lead designer for the new Istanbul Airport in Turkey, planned to be the largest airport in the world. 

AECOM has secured a contract to design a new airport in Istanbul that will be the world’s largest in terms of annual passenger capacity. Istanbul New Airport will have a planned annual capacity of 150 million passengers. AECOM is on fast track one year deal to design all the airside works for the project, including the three initial runways, taxiways, apron, associated drainage systems, airfield ground lighting and navigational aids. The company will be supported by its delivery partner, Deltaturk, a Turkish consultancy. The company will also deliver construction supervision services. Its client is IGA, a consortium of five leading Turkish contractors comprising Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon. IGA won the concession to build the scheme as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and will also be the operator.