Jacobs Engineering joins Heathrow design team

14th December 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Jacobs Engineering joins Heathrow design team


A four year contract has been awarded to Jacobs Engineering Group by London’s Heathrow Airport, to help to provide airport planning and engineering services to support the airport’s sustainable expansion.

Jacobs joins Heathrow’s new Integrated Design Team (IDT) of seven aviation planning and design organisations selected to develop plans for the airport’s expansion. The team will collaborate to help deliver one of the most complex airport developments in the world. Heathrow Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic and the busiest airport in Europe.

Jacobs’s role includes overseeing design activities for the airfield, highways and earthworks and supporting the IDT with a range of engineering, planning and environmental services.

Jacobs Senior Vice President Buildings and Infrastructure Bob Duff, said: “Jacobs has worked with Heathrow Airport for the past 15 years delivering both airside and landside projects.”

Duff added: “Around the world, we’ve worked in collaborative roles for several major terminal and runway expansion projects and, as a member of the IDT, we look forward to contributing our proven expertise to help Heathrow create resilient and efficient plans for sustainable expansion.”

Heathrow Airport’s Head of Design Barry Weekes said: “With their institutional knowledge of Heathrow, and proven record in building complex infrastructure projects, Jacobs and the other members of the IDT will allow us to hit the ground running to deliver Heathrow expansion.”

Weekes continued: “Finalising the IDT members is a significant milestone in what will be a fast paced design and engineering schedule. We are now well on our way to delivering Britain’s newest runway, providing the additional capacity our country needs to maintain its place in the world as a prosperous, outward looking trading nation.”

Jacobs also recently won a three-year framework contract with Heathrow Airport to provide inspection of civil engineering assets and heavy rail, design consultancy, and a wide range of other civil airport infrastructure works across the airport.

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