Engineering firm Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has won five major contracts to support London Heathrow Airport’s sustainable expansion program.
The contracts will see Atkins – which is part of Heathrow Airport’s Integrated Design Team (IDT) – provide design and advisory services as the airport prepares for further public consultation in June, followed by submission of a Development Consent Order application in 2020.
The scope of work includes airport connectivity; energy and utilities; water, including drainage and flood prevention; land use and development zones; and construction delivery support, which will see Atkins advise on modern methods of construction and the design of temporary infrastructure.
Atkins is the lead consultant for all five contracts and will be supported by its integrated design partners (Arup, Grimshaw, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs, Quod and Woods Group), plus WSP and Buro Happold.
Steve Tasker, aviation market director at Atkins, said, “As we continue to design plans for Heathrow’s sustainable expansion, this collaborative delivery model will allow us to work at pace and with agility. As one of seven consultants in the integrated design team, we’re designing interdependent assets on a scale not seen before in our industry and in a manner that will set the benchmark for future major infrastructure programs.”
Barry Weeks, head of design for Heathrow, said, “We see the IDT as the perfect vehicle to drive and develop the way Heathrow works with its supply chain and industry partners to provide long-term value to its customers. Having hit the ground running, the IDT continues to play a pivotal role in supporting and shaping our vision for a sustainable expansion.”
The contract builds on Atkins’ wider involvement at Heathrow, which includes design solutions for the airport’s IT and asset management programs and supporting Heathrow’s digital transformation journey.