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Morgan Sindall secures £31 million runway contract at Heathrow

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £31 million contract at Heathrow Airport.

The runway rehabilitation project was awarded under a competitive tendering process. Morgan Sindall has worked extensively at Heathrow airport, both on the airfield and terminal works, for over 20 years.

The project involves repairing and replacing the existing wearing course on the northern and southern runways. Both will be surfaced with Marshall Asphalt provided by an on-site coating plant.

Morgan Sindall will also replace the lights on both runways, construct three new rapid exit taxiways (RETs) on the south runway and restore all 13 entrances / exits on the northern runway. The work will be carried out at night during runway closures, with the runway handed back to the airport each morning to allow operations to resume.

Stephen Holmes, director of airports at Morgan Sindall, said: “Our team is delighted to have secured this project and to have the opportunity to bring our expertise to bear on what is a key scheme for the UK’s foremost international hub. The runways at Heathrow represent some of the most intensively used transport infrastructure in the world. Avoiding disruption during the work is paramount and we have the specialist expertise and management skills that are needed on a project of this importance.”

“We have more than 20 years’ experience in the airports sector and are considered experts in this field. This project win maintains our expertise and cements our ability to deliver projects in the challenging airside environment.”

The runway rehabilitation project is due for completion in autumn 2014.

Morgan Sindall is engaged in projects at nine airports across the UK including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.


For more information about this news release please contact Meg Binns at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email