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Heathrow Q6 Framework

London, United Kingdom

  • £


  • 2014-2019


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    Work packages in Q6

  • 150

    Staff Ferrovial Agroman

The Q6 capital works investment programme focuses on asset replacement, whilst ensuring diverse stakeholder demands from regulators and airlines are met to deliver customer value. Working in a congested, live environment at the world’s second busiest airport, we are supporting HAL to operate within competing commercial, regulatory and technical challenges.

As Delivery Integrator (DI) of Lot 3 (northern airside and landside), we engage with Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAL) early in the work package development phase to influence designs, achieving efficiencies and ensuring safe buildability. The construction scope includes upgrading and reconfiguring aircraft stands and taxiways, concrete and asphalt surfacing, building, civil and M&E works. Each discrete Work Package is delivered under a NEC3 Option C contract, with the overall framework management operating under a NEC3 Option F contract.

We facilitate collaborative programme planning alongside HAL and three other DIs; maximised CAPEX efficiency through Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), and designs for optimum, whole-life OPEX value.

Work Packages delivered so far include Bravo taxiway realignment to cater for a new fleet of A380 aircraft, the Kilo apron development and numerous other critical infrastructure works.

We manage multiple complex interfaces with existing operational infrastructure, other projects and diverse stakeholders, including regulators and airlines. Fluid collaboration and communication between all parties enables teams to work seamlessly as one organisation. We are also actively leading the implementation of HAL’s Sustainable Growth agenda, having launched a 100% electric vehicle fleet across our sites.

Added Value

  • £33.2 M savings delivered overall through innovation and best practice – achieving a 93.8% Strategic Performance KPI and making us the top performing contractor in the Q6 programme.
  • We have achieved more than 500,000 RIDDOR-free hours in one year.
  • Collaboration with other contractors on the T2B stands contributed to industry-leading production rates of 2,600 m³ PQC slipformed in a row and 780 m³ hand-lay in a day – now used across the HAL Community.
  • We are working with industry leaders to develop a new concrete product for use at the airport, with very low shrinking, low temperature dependency and high compressive and flexural strength.

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