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Rok secures £130m BAA contract

Contractor Rok has been awarded a £130 million improvements contract from airport owner BAA, it has been reported.

Rok currently undertakes smaller refurbishment work at the group’s airports. The new deal will see this enlarge to include building work on more significant projects at Heathrow, Stanstead, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“It is great news for all of us that our work has been extended by this new framework,” said chief executive Gavin Snook.

“BAA quite rightly sets extremely high standards for its suppliers and we are pleased that we are able to meet and often exceed these.”

London is served by a number of international airports, giving businesses established in the city’s commercial property excellent transport links.

Such is the demand for air travel Heathrow has needed to expand its capacity. It made operational Terminal 5, designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, despite protests from environmental protestors.

The capital’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension has, however, been delayed.

Transport for London has asked for a public enquiry into the lines’ extension to be put back.

“This means a slight delay to proceedings but it will leave us in a better position to clarify the funding of the project,” said DLR director Jonathan Fox.ADNFCR-1329-ID-18823995-ADNFCR

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