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.
The construction giant will combine its design, construction, ground engineering, specialist mechanical and electrical expertise, plus the professional services capabilities of Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver the project.
Balfour Beatty 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 begin in October 2010.
In 2008, Balfour Beatty was appointed as one of BAA's third generation framework construction suppliers, capable of delivering both complex and commodity build works across the BAA portfolio of airports that encompasses both pre-construction advice as well as construction delivery services.