13 FEBRUARY 2012
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With its client airlines still to be defined, and bmi likely to be enrolled into BA shortly, BAA is pressing on quickly with its Heathrow Terminal 2 project. Construction is about one-third complete and the target introduction for winter season (end October) 2013 is but 20 months away. The building should be weather tight by the end of this month when a topping out is planned.
Currently there are about 1,200 workers on site, this is set to increase over the coming months so that by mid-summer there will be a peak workforce of around 2,000 – this is typical as a project moves from a civil engineering scheme into the more complex fitting out phase involving mechanical and electrical engineering. The programme includes the development of a new multi-storey car park.
The BA move for bmi has caused more headaches, the Star Alliance carrier previously dominating T1. Whether the retained routes remain outside the main BA operations at T3 and T5 is something yet to be resolved. Until the take-over is confirmed BAA has its hands tied. www.baa.com