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A massive space for the future development of T2 at Heathrow Q6

Category: General / 15 December 2017

The team this week has officially launched the new Kilo Apron Development (KAD) project, a great underground structure to serve as part of T2’s future development.

The new Ferrovial Agroman project at Heathrow will build a massive ‘box' of 100m x 190m x 15m under the Kilo taxiway to safeguard space for the future development of T2. The works are located airside, between T2A, T1 and T2B. The construction methodology is expected to consist of the removal of the top concrete, diversion and removal of services, execution of diaphragm walls, installation of ground anchors and excavation (volume will be approximately 320,000m3), followed by a bottom up sequence of construction of the ‘box' and its final backfill. Among others, potential ground conditions and contamination; reduced site for material handling, lifting and storing; and vehicles' access and egress are the main challenges the team will face.

Antonio Izcara, Senior Project Manager, commented: "I am excited that we have now launched the challenging Kilo Substructure project. Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport and so it is in need of this infrastructure and the crucial role it will have. This is our opportunity to deliver on that need and to shine by completing it with excellence. I am particularly happy that we have a great team who is ready to give its best, learn several new skills, and work with the greatest health & safety standards."

The Ferrovial Agroman Q6 works focus on asset replacement, whilst ensuring diverse stakeholder demands from regulators and airlines are met to deliver customer value. Working in a congested, live environment at the world's second busiest airport, we are supporting Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to operate within competing commercial, regulatory and technical challenges.

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