TARGET END DATE
2021
DURATION
7Y
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
Enhancing communities
Improving the environment
Working Together
Developing people

Project description

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is one of four partners originally appointed in 2014 to deliver a £3 billion programme of upgrades and improvements at Heathrow Airport.

Following the successful delivery of a range of projects as part of Heathrow’s Q4 and Q5 programmes, in 2014 Morgan Sindall Infrastructure was appointed to the five year Q6 framework. In 2019 the Q6 framework agreement was extended for a further two years, Q6 +1, ending in December 2021. Securing Q6+1 recognises us as one of Heathrow’s integral partners.

While Q4 and Q5 encompassed new terminal buildings and major infrastructure, Q6 focuses on optimising existing infrastructure and assets. This involves work on a higher volume of smaller projects than previous frameworks, to improve resilience for the world’s busiest two runway airport. Combined, the projects will increase airport capacity and enhance the passenger experience, enabling sustainable growth across what will ultimately become a zero-carbon transport hub.

We are collaborating with other contractors and Heathrow to extend the life of assets such as taxiways, road infrastructure, airfield ground lighting and utility services to the airport. Our second strategic programme addresses airport resilience, including the widening of taxiways for A380 aircraft. This has improved airline punctuality and optimised areas of the airfield - a key performance improvement used to determine an airport’s ASQ (Airport Service Quality) rating.

Responsible business

Enhancing communities

Enhancing communities

We achieved a CCS score of 46 on the Block 21 Outer project, including the award of 10 for innovation in ‘valuing our workforce’. In 2018 we delivered 474 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) hours across 86 local schools to more than 10,600 young people.
Improving the environment

Improving the environment

By using recycled concrete in 2016 within the airfield we saved 111,181.52 kg of co2e
Working together with our supply chain

Working together with our supply chain

  • We are a member of the Construction Skills Forum and the People Leadership Forum at Heathrow Airport
  • We developed and implemented polymer modified bitumen asphalt within the airfield as an alternative to marshall asphalt, delivering whole life value savings. This has now been adopted across all contractors at Heathrow
  • We are supporting Heathrow with the early adoption of Project 13 - a new delivery model being developed by the Institute of Civil Engineers to boost certainty and productivity in delivery.
Developing people

Developing people

Nine apprentices have joined us on the framework, across NVQ levels 2 to 6