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Sat October 16 2021

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Heathrow reveals offsite hub shortlist

28 Mar 19 Heathrow Airport has named the 18 locations that have been shortlisted to host factories and yards to build components for its third runway project.

Heathrow is looking to pioneer the large-scale use of logistics hubs to build as much of the £16bn expansion project offsite as possible.

The plan is for four regional hubs to assemble components offsite and transport them in consolidated loads to Heathrow just as they are needed. 

In November 2017 Heathrow long-listed 65 locations that were among 121 that had pitched to host one of the four hubs. [See our previous report here.] All 65 were visited and analysed and have now been whittled down to 18.

Laing O’Rourke has missed the cut, but Balfour Beatty and Severfield are still in the race, as are Tarmac and John Graham.

In the autumn, the 18 shortlisted sites will pitch to the airport’s bosses for their chance to become one of the final four construction centres, to be announced early next year, ahead of work starting in 2021, according to the plans. 

Heathrow Logistics Hubs – Longlisted sites


 Site Name


Amalga Limited

 Iver Hub

 South East

Amalga Limited

 Burton Superhub

 West Midlands

Associated British Ports

 Port of Cardiff


Babcock Marine Rosyth Limited

 Rosyth Dockyard


Balfour Beatty

 Birch Coppice Industrial Estate

 West Midlands

British Steel

 British Steel - Brigg Road

 Yorkshire & Humber

Forth Ports Limited

 Forth Ports Rosyth


Glasgow Prestwick Airport

 Ayrshire Logistics Hub


John Graham Construction Limited

 Michelin Site, Craigavon

 Northern Ireland

MJM Marine Ltd


 Northern Ireland

Peter D Stirling

 Mossend International Rail Freight Park


Mckeating (East Coast West Cumbria Ltd)

 Lillyhall Industrial Estate

 North West

Severfield UK Ltd

 Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate

 Yorkshire & Humber

Tarmac Trading Ltd

 Tarmac Westbury Works

 South West

Tarmac Trading Ltd

 Tarmac Hindlow Quarry

 East Midlands

Tarmac Trading Ltd

 Tarmac Thrislington Works

 North East

Tata Steel UK Ltd

 Tata Shotton Deeside



 Wincanton Greenford


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