The project involves repairing and replacing the existing wearing course on the northern and southern runways. Both will be surfaced with Marshall Asphalt provided by an on-site coating plant.
Morgan Sindall will also replace the lights on both runways, construct three new rapid exit taxiways (RETs) on the south runway and restore all 13 entrances/exits on the northern runway. The work will be carried out at night during runway closures, with the runway handed back to the airport each morning to allow operations to resume.
Morgan Sindall director of airports Stephen Holmes said: “The runways at Heathrow represent some of the most intensively used transport infrastructure in the world. Avoiding disruption during the work is paramount and we have the specialist expertise and management skills that are needed on a project of this importance.
“We have more than 20 years’ experience in the airports sector and are considered experts in this field. This project win maintains our expertise and cements our ability to deliver projects in the challenging airside environment.”
The runway rehabilitation project is scheduled for completion in autumn 2014.