The UK’s busiest airport continues to send strong signals that its future lies in its expansion. Its long-term plan currently includes a myriad of well publicized projects including the following:
3 potential plans for the new runway, ranging from 3,200-3,500m within 3 different locations
3 potential locations for the expansion of Terminal 2
Realigning the M25 carriageway between J13 and J15 approx. 150m to the West
Movement of the ring road A4 and replacement of the A3044
River diversions and flood risk management of local water bodies
3 potential strategies to improve parking facilities and the number of spaces
3 potential locations for a freight hub
Work on that isn’t likely to begin until 2020 at the earliest but in the meantime, the airport has revealed plans to invest an extra £650m in expanding existing facilities over the course of 2019. Initial plans include the possibility of enabling works for the expansion of Terminal 2 and planning works for a new southern access tunnel for road traffic.
To help deliver these expansion plans, Heathrow’s executives have also confirmed their support for more off-site construction and will be selecting four sites to host new off-site logistics hubs which will pre-assemble components for the airport before transporting them to Heathrow.
We have already placed a number of contractors on a variety of jobs at Heathrow, for more information about the possibility of future opportunities please chat to Audwin Cheung.