Case Study

Airport Capacity Solutions

Heathrow Baggage Reconciliation Facility

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Heathrow Airport had an urgent requirement to provide a stand-alone Baggage Handling Facility in the heart of its live Operations at Terminal 5.
The requirement was for a building with dimensions of 120M x 40M housing 2 lines of Standard 3 Hold Baggage Screening feeding 2 flight build carousels. The timeframe available to design, manufacture, install, test and commission was 21 weeks, and this had to be completed in a live. Operational environment, in very close proximity to 4 x Code F Aircraft Stands and 2 x Passenger Link Bridges that had to remain open at all times.


Our Modular Baggage Handling and Building Systems

Efficient Design and Production Phases

By leveraging our modular Baggage Handling and Building Systems, the scheme and production design phases were condensed to just 8 weeks. This accelerated the timeline being achieved through standardized modular componentry, facilitating quicker ordering and manufacturing of long lead items.

Off-Site Manufacturing Advantage

Our innovative baggageBoX system, designed and manufactured off-site, played a pivotal role in resolving complex baggage handling system (HBS) integration challenges prior to equipment installation. This off-site approach ensured thorough testing and commissioning, reducing on-site integration issues and expediting the overall build programme.

Accelerated Project Delivery

Thanks to streamlined processes and off-site manufacturing, the entire facility was completed and ready for beneficial use a remarkable 8 days ahead of schedule. This achievement underscores the efficiency gains and advantages of adopting modular, pre-fabricated solutions in baggage handling facility construction.

Heathrow Baggage Reconciliation Facility


Transformative Project Delivery

Rapid Deployment and Efficiency

Introducing a novel project delivery method enabled Heathrow Airport the swift realisation of a fully operational Baggage Handling Facility, achieving significant time and cost savings compared to traditional design and build approaches. The project team mobilized promptly, executing a turnkey delivery model to oversee all facets of the project efficiently.

Seamless Operations and Client Collaboration

By closely coordinating with the client team, we ensured uninterrupted airport operations throughout the project. This collaborative approach allowed business activities to proceed smoothly alongside construction activities, minimizing disruptions.

Record-breaking Success

This innovative project delivery strategy has been hailed as one of the most successful endeavours in Heathrow Airport’s history. The remarkable outcomes stand as a testament to our team’s dedication and expertise, marking a milestone achievement in airport infrastructure development. We take immense pride in this achievement and look forward to continuing to set new standards for project excellence.

Heathrow Baggage Reconciliation Facility