37 firms to pitch innovations for Heathrow expansion

Aaron Morby 5 months 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

O’Rourke finally seals UK construction finance deal

Latest accounts reveal pre-tax losses of £43.6m
2 hours ago

April start for Balfour £55m Plymouth link road

Forder Valley Link Road project given £22m of Government funding
3 hours ago

Galliford Try bags £275m Ealing council HQ scheme

Mixed-use West London scheme also includes a library and 470 homes
10 hours ago

Amey Rail appoints former Carillion MD as new chief

Andy Joy promoted to head expanding rail business
9 hours ago

£5.5bn spent on HS2 before any construction started

One tenth of budget spent - agency staff earning £128,000 a year
18 hours ago

Amey in talks to exit Birmingham highways PFI

City council and Amey reported to be close to agreeing PFI exit settlement
8 hours ago

Battle starts for £5bn London major works framework

Over 23 firms aim to retain places on London council framework for five years
18 hours ago

Plans in for UK’s largest modular council homes project

United Living will erect 28-home offsite scheme in Leeds
18 hours ago

Worker killed in 14 metre fall through temporary platform

Rydon and subcontractor fined total of £860,000 after fatal plunge
19 hours ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
10 months ago

Aberdeen bypass to fully open on Tuesday

Last section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route finally accepted by Transport Scotland
19 hours ago

Briggs & Forrester targets M&E fast fit-out sector

Group CEO Paul Burton plans further expansion in next two years
18 hours ago

Laing O’Rourke director killed in car crash on way to work

Tributes to Caroline Blackman who died early on Wednesday morning en route to Hinkley
4 days ago

Kier cutting jobs on Highways England contract

More than 100 workers facing redundancy across Midlands Area 9
4 days ago

Buckingham confirmed for £120m Swansea arena

Six months of pre-construction work to now get underway
4 days ago

Two North West smart motorway projects delayed

Costain and Galliford Try jobs put back by more than a year
4 days ago

Lendlease wins £8bn Thamesmead development

Morgan Sindall beaten in race for 11,500 home site
4 days ago

Government pledges £80m for Dawlish sea wall project

South Devon railway sea wall will be rebuilt and increased in height by 2.5m
4 days ago

30 jobs lost as Yorkshire precast firm collapses

Rippon-based Ebor Concretes placed in administration
4 days ago

Go-ahead for 200-home Cardiff build-to-rent scheme

Work to start on central Cardiff scheme this summer
5 days ago

Balfour renews £220m London Tube track upkeep

Four-year term will start in April with option to extend by six years
5 days ago

Bouygues paid £21m not to build Garden Bridge

Transport for London documents detail £53.5m wasted on doomed crossing
5 days ago

Government signs off £250m for major housing projects

Deal to release £157m for housing infrastructure in Cumbria and Devon
5 days ago

Beetham Tower owner faces £4m reclad bill

Owner will have to foot remedial facade works bill in wake of Carillion collapse
5 days ago

WYG profit warning sees share price crash 40%

Consultant back in talks with lenders over breaching banking covenants
5 days ago

United Living hires former Wates business director

Michael Holling takes role as northern and Midlands operations director after 24 years at Wates
5 days ago

Union demands death benefits for all construction workers

Unite says lack of employer-paid cover should be as unacceptable as not wearing a hard hat on site
5 days ago

Scaffold collapse on school misses kids by metres

Court hears how untied scaffold fell into Welsh school
6 days ago

Galliford Try construction hit by more Aberdeen bypass losses

Another £26m hit on bypass plunges construction into red in first half
6 days ago

Council terminates Lakehouse school contract

Willmott Dixon takes over site hit by "performance and project delays"
6 days ago

Contractor services