Latest £745,000 contract completes integrated baggage building - the final link between T5 and T3
London, September 12th, 2017 - SPIE UK has been awarded a contract to deliver lighting, small power including two uninterruptible power supplies for back up to critical Hold Baggage Screening servers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and building management system (BMS) upgrades to the new Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) room at Heathrow Airport’s, Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage Building (T3IB). This new improved facility means the baggage screening operations from Terminals 1,2,3 and 4 can be integrated into one central space. The contract, valued at £745,000, will be completed in October 2017.
This Electrical, HVAC and BMS contract, awarded by global consultancy and construction company Mace Group, further demonstrates SPIE’s strong track record and expertise in supporting a range of diverse building requirements as well as the rapidly growing demand for airport improvement works. SPIE has been successfully completing baggage upgrade works at Heathrow Airport for over eight years. Past works include the creation of a 1.3 km baggage tunnel linking Terminal 5 (T5) to the central terminal area (T3) and works to the new Western Interface Building, which receives baggage from T5 and then delivers to other terminals, including T3. The recent works comprise the building services works to the Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage Building. The Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage Building (T3IB) scheme, together with the baggage tunnel and Western Interface Building undertakings, speeds up baggage volume movement and reduces manual handling and vehicle use.
Along with installation and commissioning of a new HVAC system at the new T3IB HBS room, the contract also incorporates the upgrade of base build services and the building management system. The new T3IB HBS facility will benefit from lighting, power and domestic services, all delivered by SPIE. Through the expert delivery of other works including, Commercially Important Passenger (CIP) lounges and terminal upgrades and extensions at Heathrow, SPIE has demonstrated its on-going commitment to the client and continues to do so.
Nic Hopper, General Manager of Building Services at SPIE UK, comments, “We’re delighted to have once again been selected for this transformative work at Heathrow Airport’s busy Terminal 3. We’re pleased to be partnering with Mace Group and know that the Building Services team will once again deliver beyond expectations for the new integrated Hold Baggage Screening room.”
Leon Clark, Project Manager from Heathrow Airports Limited, added: “SPIE was selected for this contract because of their extensive experience and solid reputation for high-quality work already demonstrated here at Heathrow and on similar airport baggage upgrade schemes. SPIE’s specialist multi-technical solutions and experience in the aviation sector means we can be confident that these works will be successfully completed on time.”
The works, which are well underway, are being carried out at night, and being phased to accommodate Heathrow operators - allowing them to continue working on their essential activities.
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