Balfour Beatty to construct Heathrow facility

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced that it has signed a £460m construction contract to deliver the second phase of a satellite building to support Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2, T2B, for airport operator BAA.

The second phase of T2B, for which Balfour Beatty has already provided design services, will deliver a facility with 10 aircraft gates in the area to the east of Terminal 1.

It will incorporate an underground link from the satellite to the main building of the new Terminal 2 development and a large baggage facility in the basement, which will be subject to fit-out in the future.

Construction work is due to begin in October 2010.