Atkins lands five major contracts to support Heathrow’s sustainable expansion

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has won five major contracts to support Heathrow Airport’s sustainable expansion programme.

The contracts will see Atkins – which is part of Heathrow Airport’s Integrated Design Team – provide design and advisory services as Heathrow 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, ensuring people and goods can move to, from and around the airport seamlessly; energy and utilities; water, including drainage and flood prevention; land use and development zones; and construction delivery support, which will see Atkins advise on design for manufacture and assembly, 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.

Atkins aviation market director, Steve Tasker 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 which will set the benchmark for future major infrastructure programmes.”

Heathrow head of design, Barry Weeks, said: “As early adopters of Project 13, 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.”

These latest contract wins build on Atkins’ wider involvement at Heathrow which includes design solutions for the airport’s IT and asset management programmes and supporting Heathrow’s digital transformation journey.