Over the next three years Balfour Beatty will work together with Heathrow to maintain and upgrade the terminals through the Delivery Integrator Framework Lot 1. This is the first of four new-style Heathrow framework contracts under which a single contractor will be appointed to deliver a programme of projects, each for a different section of the airport. The total investment over the four packages will be £1.5bn.
Under Lot 1, Balfour Beatty will be acting as programme manager and contractor at various stages throughout the lifecycle of the framework, delivering individual projects worth between £500,000 and £70m. Projects will range from structural improvements to multiple asset replacements such as air conditioning systems, escalators and passenger conveyors, passenger and goods lifts, retail areas, CCTV, access and security systems.
At the end of 2016 there is an option to extend the framework for a further two years, which will be worth up to an additional £70m.
Balfour Beatty has a 15-year association with Heathrow having worked on two previous frameworks, and has delivered significant infrastructure projects from the award-winning Terminal 5 facility to multiple asset improvement projects across the airport. The company is currently delivering the new £590m Terminal 2B facility as part of the Terminal 2 complex, due to open this summer.