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Laing and Balfour make Heathrow hub list

Morgan sindall at heathrow

Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty are in the running to secure one of Heathrow Airport’s four offsite logistics hub being set up for expansion.

Laing O’Rourke has been longlisted for an industrial park in the East Midlands while Balfour Beatty is offering an industrial estate in the West Midlands.

The two firms are among 61 longlisted from 121 applications. Heathrow expansion is the first major construction project in the UK to trial offsite construction hubs, which will see major parts assembled offsite before being transported to Heathrow in consolidated loads.

It is hoped the offsite construction hubs will spread jobs associated with the third runway throughout the UK, and will reduce costs and emissions associated with expansion.

“As the UK leaves the EU, Heathrow is an essential infrastructure project that will ensure Britain remains an open trading nation,” said Heathrow chairman Lord Deighton.

“The third runway is not a London centric project – it is one we are opening up to the whole of the UK, asking for its skills and expertise to help build an asset this country so desperately needs to safeguard its future prosperity.”

One of the hubs will be in Scotland but the other three could be anywhere in the UK. The logistics hubs form part of a plan to boost opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMES).

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) chief executive Alasdair Reisner said: “We are keen that the whole of the UK benefits from the expansion of Heathrow. We see huge potential for the logistics hubs to stimulate the growth of new industrial heartlands across the country, manufacturing and assembling the high-quality components used by contractors to build world class new facilities for Heathrow.”

Heathrow expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham recently told New Civil Engineer how the airport plans to cut its £17bn expansion price tag.

A vote on expansion will be taken in Parliament in the first half of 2018 and Heathrow will apply for a development consent order (DCO) in 2020.

The full longlist is:

East Midlands

  • Corby Land and Development, Midlands Logistics Park
  • Laing O’Rourke, Explore Industrial Park
  • Prologis,Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal
  • Segro, SegroLogistics Park
  • Tarmac Trading, Tarmac Hindlow Quarry

East of England

  • Opportunity Peterborough, Roxhill Scheme At Gateway
  • Peel Ports Investments, Port of Great Yarmouth

London

  • London Borough of Havering, Beam Reach 6
  • Wincanton, Wincanton Greenford

North East

  • Tarmac Trading, Tarmac Thrislington Works
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority, South Tees Development Corporation

North West

  • Cammell Laird Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders, Cammell Laird, Campbeltown Road
  • Cammell Laird Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders, MEA Park Wirral Waters, Beaufort Road
  • MIDAS, Airport City
  • MIDAS, Kingsway Rochdale
  • MIDAS, Logistics North Bolton
  • MIDAS, Port Salford
  • Peel Ports Investments, Port of Liverpool
  • Sellafield, Lillyhall Industrial Estate

Northern Ireland

  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, North Foreshore
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Silverwood Business Park
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Belfast International Airport
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Global Point Business Park
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Michelin Tyre
  • MJM Marine, Shackleton Barracks

Scotland

  • Babcock Marine Rosyth Limited, Rosyth Business Park
  • Forth Ports Limited, Forth Ports Rosyth
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
  • Renfrewshire Council, Eurocentral / Mossend
  • Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA)/Westway site
  • Renfrewshire Council, Queenslie Industrial Estate
  • Scottish Enterprise, Hunterston
  • Scottish Enterprise, Longannet
  • Scottish Enterprise, Mossend
  • Scottish Enterprise, Westfield

South East

  • Amalga Limited, Ridgeway Distribution Centre
  • Peel Ports Investments, London Medway

South West

  • Invest Bristol Bath/The West of England Combined Authority, Avonmouth
  • Invest Bristol Bath/The West of England Combined Authority, Severnside
  • Sedgemoor District Council, Royal Ordnance Factory
  • Tarmac Trading, Tarmac Westbury Works

Wales

  • Welsh Government, ABP Port Site, Cardiff
  • Welsh Government, ABP Port Site, Newport
  • Welsh Government, The Airfields - Northern Gateway, Deeside
  • Welsh Government, Brocastle, Bridgend
  • Welsh Government, Rhyd Y Blew, Ebbw Vale
  • Welsh Government, Llanwern Newport
  • Welsh Government, TATA Shotton Deeside

West Midlands

  • Amalga Limited, Palletforce SuperHub
  • Balfour Beatty, Birch Coppice Industrial Estate
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Chatterley Valley West
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Highgate Ravensdale
  • Telford & Wrekin Council, Land at Hortonwood
  • Telford & Wrekin Council, Property at Railfreight Terminal

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Bishopdyke Enterprises Limited, JCT 42 A1(M) - Sherburn in Elmet
  • British Steel, British Steel - Brigg Road
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport Ltd, Aero Centre Yorkshire
  • Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport / Logic Leeds
  • Severfield UK Ltd, Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate
  • Sheffield City Region, 31 East
  • Sheffield City Region, Ashroyd Business Park
  • Sheffield City Region, Enterprise 36
  • Sheffield City Region, Former Maltby Colliery
  • Sheffield City Region, iPort
  • Sheffield City Region, J5M16Unity

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