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Milestone in Heathrow’s Expansion Plans

Locals are being invited by Heathrow Airport to give their opinion on its future. The Airspace and Future Operations consultation is asking communities to help shape the plans for the airport’s existing runways, as well as its proposed third airstrip. The consultation will explore the local factors that Heathrow needs

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Heathrow Airport Reveals 7% Rise in Cargo Volumes

Heathrow Airport has revealed that cargo volumes have increased by 7% as it is buoyed by the expansion decision. The rise has capped a buoyant month for the transport hub after the government decided to expand the airport at the end of last month. Heathrow officials said that cargo volumes

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

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Costain partners with Heathrow Airport to transform operations and performance

Costain partners with Heathrow Airport to transform operations and performance

Costain is partnering with Heathrow Airport to deliver its new investment programme, which will provide a step-change in the customer experience and transform the airport on its journey to become a net-zero aviation hub.  As delivery partner, we will work with Heathrow throughout the project lifecycle to shape, create and deliver asset renewal and construction projects procured through the Terminal Asset Renewal Partner and Major Project Partner lots of the H7 framework. Costain has been awarded its first commission, early contractor involvement in the design phase of the upgrade of baggage handling facilities and systems at Terminal 2, via the Major Project Partner lot.   Sue Kershaw, managing director for Transportation at Costain, said: “I am delighted that our construction, consulting and digital experts have been selected to help Heathrow transform its performance. Our integrated team will work closely with Heathrow to address the challenges of rebounding from COVID, transforming to a net-zero airport and attracting new customers and airlines to give passengers a world-class airport experience.”  Our Heathrow team will work across the lifecycle of renewal and construction projects, implementing a systems approach to identify efficiencies, streamline the delivery of works and provide a blueprint for sustainable operations. We will play the role of integrator within an enterprise model, ensuring that the delivery and operation of new infrastructure meets the requirements of the customer, supply chain, operator and passenger. Included in the scope of works are:  Leading the H7 contract for Costain is Andy Clarke, integrated transport director, who added: “We’ll use digital processes and systems, such as digital rehearsals and building information modelling, to enable cost and carbon savings during the design and delivery stages of both asset renewal and construction projects.”  Heathrow’s Chief Solutions Officer Helen Elsby said: “We have bold plans to improve Heathrow over the next four years, making sure journeys are smooth, safe and reliable. We are pleased to appoint a range of excellent partners on the vital infrastructure upgrades that will underpin this, and will continue to work with our regulator on a deal that supports this important work. We’re pleased to welcome Costain back to Heathrow and to be working in partnership with them to improve passenger experience in the airport.”  Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Milestone in Heathrow’s Expansion Plans

Locals are being invited by Heathrow Airport to give their opinion on its future. The Airspace and Future Operations consultation is asking communities to help shape the plans for the airport’s existing runways, as well as its proposed third airstrip. The consultation will explore the local factors that Heathrow needs to consider in different geographic areas in order to deisgn the flight paths, as well as examine ways to manage noise and minimise impact through runway and airspace alternation, once all three are operational. Marked as the latest milestone in Heathrow’s £14 billion expansion, the Airspace and Future Operations consultation will run for eight weeks and span more than 30 events across the local boroughs surrounding the airport. “Heathrow’s aim is to design a sustainable, fair and more efficient future airport while connecting the UK to global growth,” said Heathrow’s executive director for expansion, Emma Gilthorpe, who is urging locals to get involved and offer their take on the development. “It is crucial that our plans maximise the benefits of expansion across the country, including for the communities closest to us—and working in partnership with our neighbours is just one way of ensuring they do so. We are committed to delivering expansion responsibly, and we encourage everyone to have their say and take part,” she added. Receiving green light in Parliament last summer, the Heathrow Airport project submitted an application for development consent straight after. A previous consultation, conducted this time last year, collected views on how the airport should deliver the expansion while keeping to promises made to locals and meeting strict environmental tests.

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M & R Haulage is Expanding its Horizons by Signing a Financial Agreement With Aldermore

A company known as M & R Haulage that has been in existence since 2007 is expanding its horizons by signing a financial agreement with Aldermore, a savings bank that specializes in helping businesses to invest in new and exciting projects. Mister Neil Johnson of Aldermore has explained that he is very pleased that the agreement is being signed as M & R Haulage have a very good reputation as a well-established company with many vital and exciting projects under its collar. This includes the firm’s intention to contribute towards the expansion of Heathrow Airport as well as its efforts in expanding the width of the M25. The agreement will ensure that M & R will be able to remain in the big league and sign itself up for lucrative and exciting contracts and projects in the years to come. M & R Haulage are also joined by M & R Aggregates, which furnishes the various substances that are needed in order for construction work to take place at whichever site M & R have been assigned to. No doubt M & R Haulage creator Varinderjit Singh and his family who run the business (along with a total of 10 other employees) will similarly be pleased with Alderman’s decision, and the proceeds that will result from that deal will be used not only to order a brand new vehicle for the haulage work itself, but will also put them in good stead to work on other projects in the future. Whilst M & R Haulage and Aggregates have currently been operating in the Southern regions of the United Kingdom and in the London suburban areas of Middlesex (where they are in fact currently based) it is hoped that with this new deal will secure a good relationship with Alderman and may help Mister Singh and his companies to greater lengths in the not so distant future.

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Heathrow Airport Reveals 7% Rise in Cargo Volumes

Heathrow Airport has revealed that cargo volumes have increased by 7% as it is buoyed by the expansion decision. The rise has capped a buoyant month for the transport hub after the government decided to expand the airport at the end of last month. Heathrow officials said that cargo volumes increased by 7% in October, although the total number of passengers went down slightly to 6.5 million from 6.8 million in September. This is along with a 1.2% year on year fall which it blames on last month’s Hurricane Matthew in the US. The airport accounted for 30% of all exports from the UK by value outside the EU last year, and Heathrow has seized upon the latest increase in cargo numbers to further argue that the government’s decision to green light expansion was the right one. Consultations on a draft policy statement are set to get underway next year, though it is expected to be a long and arduous road to securing the construction of a third runway at the London airport with continued opposition and legal battles set to carry on taking place. John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow Chief Executive, said that the airport had already started planning how to deliver a third runway and was keen to emphasise that the benefits of expansion would be felt right across the UK. He added: “With the support of communities across the UK, Heathrow is now working at pace to deliver the benefits of Britain’s new runway – an affordable plan that creates more jobs, boosts exporters and builds an economy that is stronger and fairer for everyone – as quickly as possible.” The third runway at Heathrow threatens to worsen air quality in central London, according to the Government’s own analysis. It also raised doubts over whether another runway could be opened in 2025 at the west London airport without breaching EU legal limits on air pollution. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said that meeting air quality legal requirements is a condition of planning approval.

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