Heavyweight consultants selected to help client work up third runway plans

Arup, CH2M, Mace and Turner & Townsend have won roles on Heathrow’s new runway plans.

The four have been chosen to work alongside Heathrow Airport Limited on its expansion plans.

Heathrow told Building in December it would spend £4-5m on the packages in 2016. The roles may lead to further work if the government backs expansion of Heathrow over its rival Gatwick and construction work goes ahead.

The airport had been procuring consultants for four work packages on the new runway - programme management, information management, construction advice, and design and technical advice.

Commenting on his firm’s win, T&T chief executive Vincent Clancy said he was “delighted” to be supporting Heathrow in its expansion plans.

He added: “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.”

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.”

Arup Group Chairman, Gregory Hodkinson said: “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.”