Off-site division to deliver boarding routes at Heathrow T5C

NG Bailey’s off-site division has secured an order worth £5.5 million from Carillion for the provision of 12 nodes for BAA’s Heathrow Terminal Five Concourse C (T5C).

The nodes, structures that connect the Airport’s departure lounges to the aircrafts, will facilitate the quick and easy loading of passengers on to aircrafts such as the new Airbus A380, by allowing over 500 passengers to enter through three separate aircraft doors.

This latest project is part of Bailey Off-Site’s ongoing involvement at Terminal 5C, which has already seen the installation of 190 metres of primary plant corridor modules and four core service risers - each at 25m tall with a 24m² footprint.

Lee Horton, general manager of Bailey Off-Site, comments: “This is an exciting project for us. We were able to engage in the planning process with both the main contractor and client and in doing so influence the end product, which is constructed in a very different way compared to traditional methods.”

The nodes are created using a hybrid of off-site manufactured elements including a volumetric reception area, panelised wall sections and several modular components - including a plant room, lift shaft and stair unit. The components are all manufactured at the company’s off-site facility before being delivered to the Heathrow site and installed within a week.