Demolition of pioneering pier

Gatwick Aiport marked a key milestone in its £1.2 billion revamp with the demolition of its second oldest pier, Pier 1.

The facility, which has been in service since 1962, has made way for an innovative two-storey pier and baggage system.

jpco-5-6-13 Demolition of Gatwick's oldest pier (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco-5-6-13 Demolition of Gatwick's oldest pier (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Stewart Wingate, chief executive at London Gatwick, said: “The new pier and baggage project will provide passengers with a new and much-improved experience from check-in, right through to the panoramic views down the runway that can be enjoyed while waiting for a flight.”