Heathrow T2A – London

A new Terminal 2 building at Heathrow airport is currently under construction. It should be operational by mid 2014, boosting passenger capacity to 20 million passengers a year.

Main Contractor: Hetco
Project Value: £15m
Commencement Date: July 2011
Duration: Initially 90 Weeks – additional works awarded
Sector: Airport
Scope of Work: Partitioning , Dry lining and Suspended ceilings


The Project

The new Terminal 2 (The Queens Terminal) opens in June 2014 the latest step in the transformation of Heathrow. It has been designed from the outset with the needs of the individual passenger at its heart and with sustainability as a guiding principle. Astins was contracted to supply and install partitioning, dry linings and suspended ceilings to the main terminal, which is approx. 28,000 m2 gross internal floor area – with a project value of £15m to Astins.

The Astins Benefit

This significant project required highly detailed logistical planning, especially as Heathrow is a working airport.  Astins had to ensure they did not affect the customers’ experience in any way by working in close collaboration with the other contractors on site and Hetco to minimize disruption in the area. Astins approach to the Sustainability and Client Profitability ensured we were aligned to the guiding principle of the project.

Astins have been awarded contractor of the month six times, our Operatives have won multiple safety and quality awards throughout the project, and we have been presented an award to recognize our approach to behavioural Safety for the entire project. There are approximately 2700 multi trade operatives on site.