International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty disclosed on Wednesday that it has been selected by Heathrow Airport Limited to carry out infrastructure works valued at up to GBP180m through the ‘Delivery Integrator Framework Lot 1′.
According to Balfour Beatty, the ‘Delivery Integrator Framework Lot 1′ is the first of four new-style framework contracts to be awarded by Heathrow as part of a total investment package of GBP1.5bn. One single contractor will be appointed to deliver a programme of projects in each framework covering a different section of the airport. The new frameworks are designed to enable Heathrow to realise year-on-year savings on its capital investment programme.
The construction company said it will work together with Heathrow to maintain and upgrade Terminals 1, 2 and 4 at the airport over the next three years under the framework contract. Balfour Beatty will act as programme manager and contractor throughout the lifecycle of the framework. The company will deliver individual projects worth between GBP500,000 and GBP70m at each stage of the work. These projects will cover structural improvements and multiple asset replacements such as escalators and passenger conveyors, passenger and goods lifts, air conditioning systems, retail areas, CCTV, access and security systems. An option to extend the framework for a further two years at the end of 2016 will be worth up to a further GBP70m.
Balfour Beatty added that it will deliver the framework with its in-house expertise, which includes design, engineering, construction, mechanical and electrical capabilities, as well as Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will enable full 4D design specification for Heathrow.
Over a fifteen-year association with Heathrow Airport, Balfour Beatty has worked on two previous frameworks, and has delivered infrastructure projects ranging from the Terminal 5 facility to multiple asset improvement projects across the airport. The company is currently working on the new GBP590m Terminal 2B facility, part of the Terminal 2 complex. Terminal T2B measures half a kilometre and is said to be the largest ‘airside’ construction project ever carried out at Heathrow. The facility is expected to be completed this summer.
Steve Marshall, executive chairman of Balfour Beatty, stated: “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.”