UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been selected to carry out £180m of infrastructure works at Heathrow Airport.
As part of the infrastructure works, Balfour will maintain and upgrade Terminal 1, 2 and 4 over the next three years through the ‘Delivery Integrator Framework Lot 1’.
The framework is the first of four new-style frameworks to be used at different sections of the airport and is part of the total expenditure of £1.5bn.
Balfour will use its experience in design, engineering, construction, mechanical and electrical capabilities, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the full 4D design specification at Heathrow airport.
Balfour will serve as the programme manager and contractor for various stages of the framework, and will also deliver individual projects such as improving and replacing escalators and passenger conveyors, passenger and goods lifts, air conditioning systems, retail areas, CCTV, access and security systems.
By the end of 2016, Balfour will have the option to extend the framework for two more years.
The company has already worked on Heathrow’s two previous frameworks and is currently working on the new £590m Terminal 2B facility, which is due to open this summer.
Balfour Beatty executive chairman Steve Marshall said: "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."
Image: Heathrow is a major international airport serving London, England. Photo: courtesy of Balfour Beatty plc.