Balfour Beatty takes £460m Heathrow Airport contract

Balfour Beatty has signed a £460m construction contract to deliver the second phase of a satellite building to support Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2 – T2B for BAA.Balfour Beatty will combine its design, construction, ground engineering, specialist mechanical and electrical expertise and the professional services capabilities of Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver the project.

The group successfully delivered the first phase of T2B ahead of programme in November 2009.

The second phase of T2B, for which Balfour Beatty has already provided design services, will deliver a facility with 10 new aircraft gates in the area to the east of Terminal 1. It will incorporate an underground link from the satellite to the main building of the new Terminal 2 development and a large baggage facility in the basement which will be subject to fit-out in the future. Construction work is due to start in October 2010.

Balfour Beatty chief executive, Ian Tyler, said:

"We are delighted to have been awarded this work, providing an integrated service for one of our major UK customers. We have a strong track record in delivering complex projects for BAA at Heathrow, including the rail systems elements of Terminal 5 and Terminal 2B Phase 1."

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