Heathrow signs £800 million contract for Terminal 2

15 March 2010  •  Author: Heathrow Airport Limited

The £1 billion home for Heathrow’s 20 million Star Alliance passengers has moved a step closer, as BAA signed its largest ever construction contract.

Heathrow contract signing

Heathrow contract signing

The £800 million deal to build Terminal 2 was signed at Heathrow today by Colin Matthews and Steven Morgan, BAA chief executive and capital director respectively and Ignacio Clopes and Ray O’Rourke of HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke.

HETCo was appointed to construct Terminal 2 in 2008, following its selection, through competition, as one of BAA’s nine construction suppliers.

When construction is complete, Terminal 2 will be one of the most modern airport terminals in the world, offering passengers improved service and facilities and faster connections.

Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow, said: “Heathrow is improving and our exciting plans for Terminal 2 reflect our ambition to make passengers’ journeys better and position Heathrow as the European hub airport of choice for the world’s airlines and passengers.”

The construction contract signed facilitates the excavation of the site, building of the terminal’s foundations and a main structure which occupies a footprint of approximately 40,000 square metres. HETco will also construct the roof and facade of the new terminal and build ten aircraft parking stands.

HETCo will also be responsible for the full coordination and integration of the baggage systems and the building’s information controls systems both within the new terminal and into the Heathrow wide network.

Steve Hollingshead of HETCo said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious project and look forward to working in partnership with BAA to deliver a world-class facility.”

Ignacio Clopes, Ferrovial Agroman’s Director at HETCo, said: “We look forward to developing our relationship with BAA and delivering Terminal 2 to the highest standards of safety and quality. This important contract strengthens Ferrovial Agroman’s presence in the UK market, where we have operated since 2003.”

Steven Morgan, Heathrow’s capital director said: “This is BAA’s largest ever single construction contract, and I am confident that it represents great value for our airlines and for the millions of passengers that will benefit from its modern, new facilities. The HETCo team has demonstrated to us that they will deliver this project in a timely and efficient way, and to a high standard.”

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