Consultants announced for £1.5bn Heathrow upgrade


Consultants announced for £1.5bn Heathrow upgrade


According to Building, Consultants Atkins, Arup and Jacobs have won four contracts at Heathrow airport.


Arup has won the job to design the complex programme to maintain the busy airport’s baggage systems as well as to enhance passenger experience at the airport.


Atkins will be designing Heathrow’s forward programme of asset replacement, while Jacobs will develop a plan programme of work to improve airport resilience.


Heathrow Airport is negotiating with contractors about contract packages that will cover assets replacement, in a strategic move away from major civil engineering projects.


The contracts are signed for three years with the potential to be extended for a further two years.


Additionally, BAM Nuttall in a joint venture with M&E specialist VVB Engineering has won the £130m refurbishment of the cargo tunnel.


Amongst the major works at Heathrow airport are Northern runway improvements and storm water catchment improvements.


Five consultants are still in a race for broader roles at the airport on its Q6 investment programme. Aecom, EC Harris and Turner & Townsend are competing to provide cost management and commercial services, and EC Harris, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald and Turner & Townsend are battling it out to provide project control services. The winners will be relevaled next month.


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