Keeping the new Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 building on course | Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has a wealth of engineering experience, putting them in an excellent position to project manage some 45 contractors in the construction of the new Terminal 2 building. We were delighted with the results of the project and look forward to working together again in the future.

Kevin McDonald Client Project Manager

Heathrow Airport Limited

In 2010 HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke, began construction of the main terminal building of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Given Royal HaskoningDHV’s previous experience of delivery of major Heathrow Airport projects – including Terminal 5 A & B, the Post Terminal 5 Transfer Baggage System project and the Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage building – the company was selected to provide knowledge-based project management services.

With an innovative building design ensuring sustainability for Heathrow Airport, the 200,000m² five-story terminal building provides 12 contact stands as well as coaching gate facilities to cater for around 20 million passengers per year.

Royal HaskoningDHV was contracted from July 2012 to November 2015 and experts were responsible for providing two main services – Technical Authoring and Asset Management, and Handover Document Control.

In such a vast project, our experts had to fully understanding each of the contractors work packages in relation to the Heathrow Airport system based method of delivery, how it was being manufactured and the implementation process. We also had to understand the full detail of architectural, services, IT and airport systems for each of the 22 locations in order to manage the project as a whole.

Working with key suppliers on the project, Royal HaskoningDHV was responsible for scheduling and monitoring the required handover deliverables for HETCo. Alongside providing coaching and technical guidance to the suppliers involved in the construction, we managed and generated 100,000 new assets with those suppliers using the airport database. This culminated in the publishing of 360 health and safety files and supporting documents for Heathrow Airport’s review.


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