Heathrow shortlists 18 construction hub sites

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Heathrow Airport today revealed 18 sites left in the running to become construction hubs for the third runway project.

Sites proposed by main contractors Balfour Beatty and John Graham, as well a steelwork contractor Severfield and supplier Tarmac are among those shortlisted.

Shortlist for four construction hub locations
Promoter Site Name Region
Amalga Limited Iver Hub South East
Amalga Limited Burton Superhub West Midlands
Associated British Ports Port of Cardiff Wales
Babcock Marine Rosyth Limited Rosyth Dockyard Scotland
Balfour Beatty Birch Coppice Industrial Estate West Midlands
British Steel British Steel – Brigg Road Yorkshire & Humber
Forth Ports Limited Forth Ports Rosyth Scotland
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Ayrshire Logistics Hub Scotland
John Graham Construction Limited Michelin Site, Silverwood Business Park Northern Ireland
MJM Marine Ltd Ballykelly Northern Ireland
Peter D Stirling Mossend International Rail freight Park (MIRP) Scotland
Mckeating (East Coast West Cumbria Ltd) Lillyhall Industrial Estate North West
Severfield UK Ltd Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate Yorkshire & Humber
Tarmac Trading Ltd Tarmac Westbury Works South West
Tarmac Trading Ltd Tarmac Hindlow Quarry East Midlands
Tarmac Trading Ltd Tarmac Thrislington Works North East
TATA Steel UK Ltd TATA Shotton Deeside Wales
Wincanton Wincanton Greenford London

Heathrow will be the first major infrastructure project in the UK to pioneer the large-scale use of Logistics Hubs – aiming to build as much of the project offsite as possible.

The sites have been selected from a longlist of 65, all of which were visited during a nationwide tour which concluded last summer.

This autumn backers of the shortlisted sites will pitch to the airport’s bosses for their chance to become one of the final four construction centres.

The winners will be announced early next year, ahead of work starting in 2021.

Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow’s Executive Director for Expansion said: “Heathrow is as committed as ever to creating a plan that delivers for every corner of the UK.

“Logistics hubs are key to achieving that. This innovative approach will be more cost effective, efficient and sustainable, helping to unlock much needed capacity quickly and responsibly.

She added: “We are working with other major infrastructure projects to see if they might also benefit from these hubs, creating a bright, new future for the UK’s construction sector.

“One in which we’re better utilising new technology and offsite techniques to spread the benefits of major projects like expansion nationwide.”

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