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Heathrow - Terminal 2B


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Client: Balfour Beatty

Type: Airport

Formerly known as Heathrow East Terminal, Terminal 2 provides an estimated 20 million passengers every year with a spacious and modern airport facility.

The site occupies a similar size to that of Terminal 2 and was Heathrow’s first terminal, opening in 1955 as the ‘Europa Building.’ Terminal 2 closed in November 2009 while the modernisation works took place. Passengers departing Terminal 2 find 11,300 m2 of floor space, accommodating self-service check-in machines, fast-bag drops, traditional check-in desks and 15 security search lanes. In a two-level departure lounge, 10m high windows provide excellent views of Heathrow’s airfield and the 9 aircraft parking stands. Terminal 2 produces 40% less carbon than the buildings it replaced. Large north-facing windows in the roof flood the building with natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting without generating uncomfortable levels of heat to the building. Solar-gathering panels on the roof reduce the dependency on energy supplies. Additionally an energy centre, partially fuelled by renewable resources, provides heating and cooling for the building.

Included in the package that Munnelly Infrastructure provided was the traffic management of the entire site. Munnelly Infrastructure played a pivotal role in the airside traffic management of Terminal 2 and ensured that the airport seamlessly functioned as normal whilst Terminal 2 was being built. Each morning daily activity briefings took place; in which our operatives would assess and examine drawings laid on by the principal contractor to determine where the temporary road barriers should be placed. This was not only fast paced by very highly pressured, as the slightest imperfection could cause catastrophic delays to any flights in and outbound.

The Munnelly Infrastructure team was also a part of the welfare on site. The project team would pre-fabricate sentry points that were to be used in designated areas around the site. Our operatives would build hut-like sentry points to be dropped into predetermined areas by our forklift drivers. These would contain the health and safety welfare for the operatives, including eye wash stations and ear defenders. It was then up to our operatives to ensure that these were maintained and well-stocked.