The group of seven – Amec Foster Wheeler, Arup, Atkins, Grimshaw, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs and Quod – will now be known as the Integrated Design Team (IDT).
Heathrow said that these seven were chosen because of their experience in delivering projects of similar size, breadth and importance as an expanded Heathrow. Each has been awarded a four-year term contract, starting November 2016.
The appointment of the IDT follows the selection of the programme client team in March: Arup, CH2M, Mace and Turner & Townsend.
Within the IDT, Amec Foster Wheeler will continue its current work on Heathrow’s sustainability strategies and environmental impact assessment.
Arup will lead Heathrow’s passenger experience and baggage improvement programmes.
Atkins was appointed because of its record of delivering Heathrow’s IT and asset replacement programmes.
Grimshaw has the role of concept architect within the IDT.
Jacobs will provide airport planning and engineering services, building on the work it has already done with Heathrow.
Mott MacDonald’s role is airport masterplanning.
Quod is a planning consultant with experience of development consent order (DCO) applications.
Heathrow head of design Barry Weekes said: “With their institutional knowledge of Heathrow, and proven record in building complex infrastructure projects, the members of the Integrated Design Team will allow us to hit the ground running to deliver Heathrow expansion.
“Their appointment is a significant milestone in what will be a fast paced design and engineering schedule. We are now well on our way to delivering Britain’s new runway, providing the additional capacity our country needs to maintain its place in the world as a prosperous, outward looking trading nation.”