12 FEBRUARY 2018
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Heathrow Airport has launched a nationwide tour of 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for the R3 expansion.
Final locations, the airport says, will contribute to building a legacy across the UK, that could help provide a productivity boost to construction outside of London worth £30bn.
Called ‘Logistics Hubs’ it will help ensure that businesses across the UK can form part of the airport’s supply chain, enabling Heathrow’s new runway to deliver a legacy of construction excellence across the UK.
This announcement is the latest major milestone in the delivery of Heathrow expansion, and comes ahead of an expected Parliamentary vote on the policy framework in the first half of this year.
The sites will be used to pre-assemble components of an expanded Heathrow before transporting them in consolidated loads to the airport. Heathrow expansion will be the first major infrastructure project to use off-site construction centres. The hubs will play a key role in supporting expansion’s efficient delivery, mitigating the impact that concentrated construction activity would otherwise have on the airport’s local communities.
At each site visit, airport representatives will meet the businesses applying to become a key part of the expansion supply chain strategy.
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