Balfour Beatty gets £180m Heathrow contract

Balfour Beatty gets £180m Heathrow contractBalfour Beatty has been appointed to deliver up to £180 million of infrastructure works for Heathrow Airport that will upgrade Terminals 1, 2 and 4.

This is the first of four framework contracts awarded by Heathrow, as part of a total investment package of £1.5 billion, which will boost the construction industry and create new jobs.

These new frameworks, which appoint a single contractor to deliver a programme of projects, are intended to enable Heathrow to realise year-on-year savings on its capital investment programme.

Balfour Beatty will be acting as programme manager and contractor at various stages throughout the lifecycle of the framework, delivering individual projects worth between £500,000 and £70 million.

Projects will range from structural improvements to multiple asset replacements such as escalators and passenger conveyors, passenger and goods lifts, air conditioning systems, retail areas, CCTV, access and security systems.

At the end of 2016 there is an option to extend the framework for a further two years, which will be worth up to an additional £70 million.

Balfour Beatty will bring its substantial range of in-house expertise to deliver the framework including design, engineering, construction, mechanical and electrical capabilities, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will allow full 4D design specification for Heathrow.

Steve Marshall, Balfour Beatty Executive Chairman, said: “I am delighted Balfour Beatty has been appointed to Heathrow’s new style of framework contracts.

“We have worked in partnership with Heathrow for fifteen years and we will continue to bring our leading capabilities in areas such as Building Information Modelling and safety to our work at Terminals 1, 2 and 4; and play our part in helping Heathrow maintain its position as a leading travel hub.”

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