Ferrovial and London-based property specialist Milligan will work together to identify and develop sites to launch urban air mobility operations in the UK.

Through this collaboration, the partners will identify demand-rich locations, select potential sites, and carry out assessment criteria to determine the viability of each site for electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) operations. They will work along with AECOM and Lichfields, which are acting as planning advisors.

The locations being sought must be compatible with airspace requirements, at least 4,000m2 with connectivity to utilities, and must avoid residential or noise-sensitive areas. Sites can be located on the ground and on top of existing buildings, such as rooftops or carparks, with design and fit-out costs covered.

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Vertiport sites must avoid residential or noise-sensitive areas

Milligan and Ferrovial are currently in discussions with local authorities, landowners, and asset owners in strategic UK locations that align with Ferrovial Vertiports' demand model.

“Freedom of movement is critical to global economic and social advancement. With a 70-year history of developing transportation infrastructure that helps communities flourish and grow, Ferrovial is proud to play a leading role in transforming the future of urban air mobility,” said Brad Miller, Ferrovial Vertiports managing director for the UK and EMEA.

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