Contractor will upgrade baggage screening and handling systems at the airport

Heathrow T2

Balfour Beatty has picked up a £170m contract to upgrade baggage screening and handling systems at Heathrow airport.

The job was awarded through Heathrow’s delivery integrator framework, which Balfour joined in 2014.

Balfour said it will utilise BIM to “define the most efficient approach to design, manage logistics and to interface with live airport operations”.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty chief executive, said: “This contract award is testament to the strength of the partnership we have developed with Heathrow Airport Limited over the last 17 years.

“The UK aviation sector is a core market for Balfour Beatty and we are delighted to play our part in helping Heathrow maintain its position as a leading travel hub and supporting local employment.”