Heathrow announces lead designer for T2 expansion program

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Infrastructure firm AECOM has been announced as the lead designer for Heathrow Airport’s Future Terminal 2 Programme. The eight-year contract will see AECOM deliver design and project management services for a new baggage handling system and infrastructure to support the expected growth in passenger numbers at T2.

As lead designer, AECOM will be responsible for leading and integrating the design of all the various work streams that the program will deliver, including demolishing T1 and creating new infrastructure for a permanent T2 baggage system. 

Richard Gammon, managing director, aviation (EMEA), AECOM, said, “The program’s delivery model enables AECOM and Heathrow to build one collaborative team focused on finding the best and most innovative solutions for this multifaceted program. We bring global expertise in the delivery of aviation projects at some of the world’s biggest and most complex airports, working behind the scenes to help improve passenger experiences.”

T2, which opened in 2014, is currently supported by the baggage system at the now closed T1. The Future T2 Programme will deliver a new integrated system within the existing T2 site that will provide timely and efficient baggage handling, enhancing the passenger experience and building capacity for future growth.

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