Resurfacing Of Land’s End Runway Back On Track For March

Land's End Airport

Land’s End Airport

Work to hard surface the runway at Land’s End airport should start by March after the process to find a new contractor for the job entered its final stages.

The project should have taken place in November, but was delayed because the company chosen to carry out the work realised it couldn’t deliver at the cost quoted.

It meant the whole process had to start again.

The Council Strategic Investment Manager, Diana Mompoloki, says the new tenders have now closed and are being evaluated.

She says choosing the winning bid should be fairly quick, although there’s a ten day ‘standstill period’ to allow other bidders to lodge objections.

But if that goes well, a new contractor should be in place in around three weeks.

The hard surfacing should mean an end to the disruption caused to Skybus flights by waterlogging at Land’s End.

The airport was shut for long periods last winter, and has been closed again last week, following the recent heavy rain.

Airport managers will decide later today whether it will open tomorrow, Tuesday.

The runway work is likely to cost around £2.4m with half coming from the European Regional Development Fund and the rest from the Steamship Company.

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