Heathrow reveals team that will design the airport’s sustainable expansion

09 Dec 2016

Arup has been selected as a member of Heathrow’s integrated design team.

Arup has been chosen as one of seven companies that have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable expansion. The firm will help deliver the world’s best connected hub airport designed around the needs of passengers, local community, business and the environment.

The group –AMEC Foster Wheeler, Arup, Atkins, Grimshaw, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs and Quod – will now be known as the Integrated Design Team (IDT).

The seven were chosen because of their experience in delivering projects of similar size, breadth and importance as an expanded Heathrow. Their appointment followed competitive selection processes and a thorough commercial review. The teams have each been awarded 4 year term contracts, commencing November 2016.

Each supplier is a world leader within their field and has unique insights into how to build Heathrow sustainably and affordably.

Arup will utilise its world leading engineering expertise as well as continuing to lead Heathrow’s passenger experience and baggage improvement programmes.

"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."

- Barry Weekes, Head of Design, Heathrow

"We are tremendously excited to be part of Heathrow’s Integrated Design Team. Arup has worked with Heathrow for over 30 years: we started off in a purely structural engineering role and the team today is truly multidisciplinary also offering operational consulting and integrated baggage and IT services that put us at the leading edge of our industry and will help to deliver an airport that gives passengers the best airport service in the world."

- Dervilla Mitchell, Aviation Business Leader UKMEA, Arup

The appointment of the IDT follows the March 2016 announcement of Arup as one of the partners in the Programme ClientArup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend will all work alongside Heathrow Airport Limited in an integrated client team to deliver expansion to the highest industry standards in planning, innovation, quality and sustainability.

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    Arup has been chosen as one of seven companies that have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable expansion.