International infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty has landed a contract to deliver up to £180 million of infrastructure works for Heathrow Airport Limited.
Over a three-year term, Balfour Beatty will work alongside Heathrow to maintain and upgrade Terminals 1,2 and 4 through the ‘Delivery Integrator Framework Lot 1’. This is the first of four new-style framework contracts to be awarded by Heathrow, each for a different section of the airport, as part of a total investment package of £1.5 billion. These new frameworks, which appoint a single contractor to deliver a programme of projects, are intended to enable Heathrow to realise year-on-year savings on its capital investment programme.
At various stages throughout the lifecycle of the framework, Balfour Beatty will be acting as programme manager and contractor delivering individual projects worth between £500,000 and £70 million. These projects will range from structural improvements to multiple asset replacements such as escalators and passenger conveyors, passenger and goods lifts, air conditioning systems, retail areas, CCTV, access and security systems.
Balfour Beatty will bring its substantial range of in-house expertise to deliver the framework including design, engineering, construction, mechanical and electrical capabilities, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will allow full 4D design specification for Heathrow.
Balfour Beatty has a fifteen-year association with Heathrow having worked on two previous frameworks, and has delivered significant infrastructure projects from the award-winning Terminal 5 facility to multiple asset improvement projects across the airport. The company is currently delivering the new £590 million Terminal 2B facility as part of the Terminal 2 complex, due to open this summer.
Steve Marshall, Balfour Beatty executive chairman, said:
“I am delighted Balfour Beatty has been appointed to Heathrow’s new style of framework contracts. 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.”
At the end of 2016 there is an option to extend the framework for a further two years, which will be worth up to an additional £70 million.