Heathrow Expansion Programme "Ready to Go" as Client Partners Announced

Mar 16, 2016, 12:18 ET from CH2M

DENVER, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend win bids
  • Heathrow ready to deliver expansion as soon as Government gives green light
  • Heathrow Expansion would boost UK economy by up to £211bn, while creating 180,000 jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships

Heathrow has announced the four winning bidders to assist in expanding the airport. Following a competitive process, Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend have been chosen to work alongside Heathrow Airport Limited to deliver Heathrow's expansion as partners in the Programme Client.   

Last July the Government's independent Airports Commission unanimously and unambiguously recommended the expansion of Heathrow and said that it could be done within environmental limits.  With the programme's client partners now on board Heathrow is ready to begin the process of expansion as soon as Government gives the green light.

Heathrow's expansion programme will focus on creating a world class, sustainable hub airport which is commercially attractive to both Heathrow's shareholders and the airlines.  It will be tasked with developing a skilled, nationwide supply chain that can expand the airport on-time, on-budget, to world-class standards whilst spreading the benefits right across the country.  The client partners have been tasked with ensuring the programme is delivered to the highest industry standards in planning, innovation and quality.

Ian Ballentine, Heathrow Director of Procurement said:

"I'm delighted that our client partners are now on board and I look forward to working with them to give the UK a truly world-class, sustainable hub airport.  This privately financed, £16bn project will benefit the whole UK as we work to widen the supply-chain right across the nation."

Arup Group Chairman, Gregory Hodkinson.

"We're delighted that Arup has been selected as a Programme Client Partner (PCP). This strategic appointment to be a key member of the integrated client team builds on our 30 year relationship with Heathrow. As part of the leadership team, we bring extensive cross sector experience of the successful development and delivery of large complex programmes in the UK, as well leading aviation expertise from working with over 100 airports globally. We look forward to working with Heathrow and our fellow partners to fulfil Heathrow's vision of world-class, sustainable, airport that benefits all of the UK."

James Rowntree, Managing Director Transportation Europe at CH2M said:

"We are delighted to be appointed by Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited, bringing our UK and international programme and technical aviation experience to support their expansion plans. 

"Improving access and capacity at high quality international aviation hubs such as Heathrow is critical to London and the wider UK economy ensuring that the country remains competitive on the global stage."

Jason Millett, Chief Operating Officer for Major Programmes and Infrastructure at Mace, said:

"This is a fantastic result for Mace and is a credit to the whole team. This appointment further cements our longstanding relationship with Heathrow and strengthens our position as a leading constructor and programme manager. The expansion of Heathrow will secure the UK's future growth and is vital to the country's economic success, which we are ready to deliver."

Turner & Townsend Chief Executive Vincent Clancy said

"We are delighted to be supporting Heathrow in the next phase of their expansion. We are ready to bring our programme management and commercial expertise from airports in over 20 countries to deliver the capacity and global connectivity the UK so urgently needs.

"The Airports Commission has made a clear recommendation and we now need the Government to stop stalling and give Heathrow permission to build an airport of which the country can be proud."

CH2M is the leading professional services firm delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world's most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue, the firm's ~24,000 people operate from offices in 50 countries across four business groups: water; environment & nuclear; transportation; and energy & industrial. Known for managing global events such as the 2012 London Olympics, CH2M ranks among Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environmental Center's Gold Medal Award, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute's highest Industry Water Award for pioneering water conservation and reuse technologies. To learn more about the CH2M difference, connect with the firm at www.ch2m.com; linkedin.com/company/ch2m; twitter.com/ch2m; facebook.com/ch2mhill; and search for jobs at ch2m.com/careers.


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