Costain wins Heathrow Airport asset renewal deal



As delivery partner providing construction, consulting and digital capabilities, Costain will work with Heathrow to shape, create and deliver asset renewal and construction projects over the next four years procured through the Terminal Asset Renewal Partner and Major Project Partner lots of the H7 framework.


Heathrow Airport is planning a £3.6bn capital investment over the next five years as it recovers from the commercial impact of Covid.


This includes next-generation security scanners and a new baggage system in Terminal 2, which are collectively expected to cost about £1.3bn.


Costain’s first commission as delivery partner is early contractor involvement in the £35m design phase of the T2 upgrade of baggage handling facilities and systems.


Sue Kershaw, managing director for Transportation at Costain, said: “I am delighted that our construction, consulting and digital experts have been selected to help Heathrow transform its performance.


“Our integrated team will work closely with Heathrow to address the challenges of rebounding from Covid, transforming to a net-zero airport and attracting new customers and airlines to give passengers a world-class airport experience.”


The Costain Heathrow team will work across the lifecycle of renewal and construction projects, included in the scope of works are:


·    Upgrades and improvements to Terminal 2 and adjacent facilities,


·    Delivery of major projects, including construction of baggage handling facilities and implementation of baggage systems.


Heathrow’s chief solutions officer Helen Elsby said: “We have bold plans to improve Heathrow over the next four years, making sure journeys are smooth, safe and reliable.


“We are pleased to appoint a range of excellent partners on the vital infrastructure upgrades that will underpin this, and will continue to work with our regulator on a deal that supports this important work. We’re pleased to welcome Costain back to Heathrow and to be working in partnership with them to improve passenger experience in the airport.”


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