Gatwick has appointed one of the world’s most experienced airport construction project managers to prepare the groundwork and ensure construction of a new runway can start immediately, should the Government and planning authorities give it the green light.
The UK urgently needs more runway capacity and Raymond Melee will make sure not a moment is lost and Gatwick can start construction as soon as a possible after achieving the necessary permissions. If approved, a new runway at Gatwick is set to be operational by 2025 – earlier than other schemes being considered.
As Gatwick’s new director of development, Raymond brings with him nearly three decades of experience building over 25 international airports across four continents, including Abu Dhabi International Airport UAE, Mumbai International Airport, India, and Singapore Changi International Airport.
Raymond will also be responsible for taking forward a £1 billion investment programme to improve the existing airport infrastructure, including a complete transformation of the North Terminal.