Creating Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport
After the longest planning enquiry in British history, construction of Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 was approved by the Secretary of State in 2001 and work began in 2002. This is one of Europe’s largest construction projects and at its heart is the new terminal building complex, futuristic in design and large enough to house 50 football pitches. Due to the project’s scale BAA engaged WMS to lead and co-ordinate various teams to deliver quality design solutions for the Heathrow Terminal 5 Buildings on time, and to budget. The total Buildings cost was over £1.6bn with Services worth £380m. Concourses A and B were completed on schedule in March 2008.
WMS spearheaded completion of Buildings design and supplemented the project teams with specialist project management resource in the following key areas:
management • Project management
tools • Construction
project management • Building services