BUILDING contractor Warings is soaring to new heights after being awarded a six-figure contract to work at Heathrow Airport.
The Portsmouth-based firm, which is part of Bouygues, the global construction and services group, has been awarded the £650,000 contract to fit out the Cooling Station at the new terminal, T2A.
The win comes hot on the heels of Warings’ completion of work at Bournemouth International Airport’s arrivals hall.
That job was so successful that no passengers or flights were delayed throughout the building process.
The hall was the final piece of the £45m upgrade of the airport, and follows on from Warings’ construction of the departures terminal which opened last June.
The company also improved the airport’s parking area.
Work is still under way to complete the landscaping at the airport, which has already been named as the most improved in Europe for customer satisfaction.
It was due to that success, and Warings’ involvement in building the Southampton International Airport terminal, which secured the firm the new deal.
This new contract sees Warings contractors take on a key section of the new Heathrow terminal, which is to replace the former terminal two, demolished following its closure in December 2009.
Warings managing director Philippe Jouy said being awarded the contract was an honour for the firm.
He added: ‘Heathrow is one of the world’s great transport hubs.
‘Our long experience of airport projects means we are more than prepared for all the technical complexities of operating in such a challenging environment.
‘We rebuilt Bournemouth Airport while it continued in full operation without a flight being missed, so we are well prepared for this job.
‘It’s an honour to be contributing to Terminal 2A, which, when it opens, will make travelling such a fantastic experience for millions of passengers.’
The client is HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial and Laing O’Rourke. Ferrovial is a Spanish company which owns BAA, Heathrow’s parent company.
During the next 24 weeks, Warings will work on the cooling station’s infrastructure as well as fitting internal doors and all metal works.