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Marcon lands fit-out contract at City of Derry Airport

Announcing the airport deal are (from left) Andy Priest, project manager of Edmond Shipway; Tom Wilson, accountable manager at City of Derry Airport; and Lorcan Hegarty, Marcon Fit-Out project manager. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye
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SPECIALIST fit-out firm Marcon has been awarded the interior refurbishment of the City of Derry Airport, which continues to perform a pivotal role in the economics of the region.

The regional hub will undergo a transformation over a three-month period which will enhance the airport facilities for its passengers.

Airport manager Charlene Shongo said: “The airport was extensively damaged following adverse weather and consequential flooding last August. The effects of those floods in the north west were devastating – the airport and local village of Eglinton were extensively water-damaged.

"There was over eight inches of water in the main terminal building. But our team did a fantastic job cleaning up the facility immediately afterwards, minimising damage to this vital piece of transport infrastructure and preventing inconvenience for our customers.

"We are delighted Marcon have been appointed to complete the refurbishment works as part of the flood recovery plan for the airport”.

Marcon - which has previously completed contracts at Belfast International, George Best City, Exeter and Stansted airports - will phase the works and liaise closely with the project team to ensure that the airport is kept fully operational during the project, with minimal disruption to its customers.

Air-side and land-side areas of the airport will be refurbished including the departure lounge, baggage reclaim, car rental zone and staff offices. Marcon will manufacture all of the joinery in its specialist joinery workshop.

Marcon director Mark O'Connor said: “We are looking forward to working with the entire project team. This project further enhances our credentials in successfully working within a live airport environment. Our focus will be to deliver a top quality project that will be enjoyed by every visitor to the airport.”

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