Project Update: Heathrow

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.