37 firms to pitch innovations for Heathrow expansion

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
Share

Heathrow Airport chiefs have selected 37 firms to pitch their ideas on how to deliver more effective plans for the third runway expansion project.

More than 150 ideas were originally submitted from firms after Heathrow Airport said it was looking for innovation partners to address sustainability, retail and operational solutions.

It has now whittled the field down to a long list of 37 companies to progress to the next round.

They will now have eight weeks to bring to life business cases ready to pitch to the airport’s top executives, ensuring the most efficient, sustainable and affordable plan is delivered.

Over 86% of the original expressions of interest came from companies outside of Heathrow’s current supply chain.

Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Director of Heathrow Expansion said:  “Our Innovation Partner Process is further evidence of us wanting to work with anyone who wants to legitimately challenge our way of thinking and work with us.

“We do not have the monopoly on great ideas and those going through to the next round, have clearly evidenced innovative ways of finding approaches and implementation that will benefit our communities and country.”

Launched in April this year, the innovation partner process encouraged potential partners to share ideas on how to deliver on the promises Heathrow has made to the environment, its neighbours and the country.

The businesses come from a range of sectors including retail, logistics and airline partners. Ideas also have a range of focusses including efficient cargo management systems, state of the art IT programmes and security solutions.

Some ideas put forward:

NAME FOCUS SOLUTION
Tata Consultancy Services Infra consultancy services Provision of an Integrated Construction Command Centre (ICCC) for our major construction works to improve site awareness and monitor relevant real-time data. A solution that could support the complex planning, monitoring and decision-making required to control a programme of this scale.
Redline Aviation Security Ltd Security Develop and build a fully bespoke integrated, state of the art Security Management System.
SITA Information Networking Computing UK Limited IT/Design Combination of innovative IT solutions which re-design terminal systems and potential layout
Sagoss Car parking solutions Combining all car parking and security requirements services into one solution that deploys innovative technology
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions UK Limited IT/planning Creation of an advanced computing engine that can deal with multiple sources of data, to make quick decisions as the planning, construction and operating scenarios change.
Anthesis (UK) Ltd IT/Sustainability Software platform to connect sustainability aims throughout our suppliers and partners.

The next stage will see a final round of business pitches, and ideas that will impact the masterplan of the expanded airport, will then be factored into the Development Consent Order, expected to be approved in 2021.

Some 40 additional companies, who were not successful in progressing to the next stage, will now be added to Heathrow’s supplier list.

Latest news

First project approved in £1bn East London estate rebuild

Rainham estate rebuild will kick-start '12 estates' regeneration plan
7 hours ago

Queen’s Speech confirms buildings safety regulator role

Post-Grenfell safety laws promise biggest regulatory reform to construction for 40 years
17 hours ago

J Murphy & Sons restates depth of losses

Pre-tax losses revised from £5.8m to £12.9m
15 hours ago

Construction output forecast downgraded over HS2 fears

Warehouse construction and renewable energy projects will be bright spots next year
18 hours ago

Javid signs off £350m for Midlands hospital restart

Contract to be signed within weeks with Balfour Beatty
2 days ago

Native Land commits to £1bn London Bankside scheme

McGee wins first office core and basement deal at 1.4m sq ft riverside development
4 days ago

Contest for £500m decarbonisation framework

Fusion 21 launches hunt for heating and renewable specialists
23 hours ago

Kier/Graham JV wins £17m Bassingbourn Barracks job

British Army's Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre is moving to Cambridgeshire
23 hours ago

New A14 bypass to open a year early

Balfour Beatty/Costain/Skanska to open key section of A14 in December
22 hours ago

Cleveland Bridge set to rebound to £50m revenue

Profit more than halved last year to £1.2m after project delays
23 hours ago

£250m funding for museums and cultural projects

York's National Railway Museum wins £18.6m for new gallery space
23 hours ago

Dust blunder during Bond Street air quality checks

Workers evacuated twice as alarm raised over silica dust levels at Crossrail station
4 days ago

Systra UK hires former Galliford Try Infrastructure boss

Nick Salt takes chief executive role at Systra UK
4 days ago

Main contracting lifts Reddington turnover to £539m

Profit rises to £31m despite £7m loss at McMullen Facades
4 days ago

Middlesbrough plans £250m trio of skyscrapers

Mayor unveils ambitious digital city plan for Boho district
4 days ago

Start signed off for £207m Edinburgh tram extension

Enabling work to start next month on extension to Newhaven
4 days ago

Willmott Dixon headlines another major heritage job

£27m revamp will return Stockton-on-Tees' Art Deco Globe Theatre to its former glory
4 days ago

Ardmore snaffles £460m Raffles hotel conversion

Record fixed-price deal to convert historic Whitehall building
6 days ago

Start date for £1.4bn London Gotham City offices

New investor buys stalled 40 Leadenhall Street Mace scheme
5 days ago

Pochin’s collapse hits subcontractors for £9m

Founding family directors Jim and Bob Nicholson injected £1.5m just before collapse
6 days ago

Keltbray rail piling to cut over 30 jobs

Scale-back blamed on lack of CP6 work and project delays
5 days ago

Southern Water re-signs Galliford Try for AMP7

Joint venture share of design and build frameworks worth £240m
5 days ago

U+I reveals green façade Greenwich resi towers plan

Morden Wharf aims to deliver around 1,500 new homes
5 days ago

Arcadis to pinpoint graphene uses in construction

Consultant commissioned to promote use of wonder material in construction
6 days ago

Mace tops September contracts league

Triple tower project win at Nine Elms in London heads major orders last month
6 days ago

Cartel busters launch latest demolition raid

Competition & Markets Authority steps-up probe into industry
6 days ago

Sisk bags £87m phase 2 of Peabody estate rebuild

Around 200 homes to be delivered in next phase of south London estate rebuild
6 days ago

Two directors lead MBO of M&E contractor DES

Sean Egan and Graham Hood buy north west electrical contractor
6 days ago

Wates cleared to start Liverpool cruise liner hotel

Work to start on cruise terminal hotel at Princes Dock early next year
7 days ago

Cemex fined £1m after worker killed by lifting mast

Building materials giant prosecuted after production line death
6 days ago

Contractor services