The project for Carillion is for 12 nodes on Terminal Five Concourse C which will connect departures lounges to aircraft.
The nodes will facilitate the quick and easy loading of passengers on to aircrafts such as the new Airbus A380, by allowing over 500 passengers to enter through three separate aircraft doors.
This latest project is part of Bailey Off-Site’s ongoing involvement at Terminal 5C, which has already seen the installation of 190 metres of primary plant corridor modules and four core service risers.
General manager at Bailey Off-Site Lee Horton said: “This is an exciting project for us. We were able to engage in the planning process with both the main contractor and client and in doing so influence the end product, which is constructed in a very different way, compared to traditional methods.”
The nodes are created using a hybrid of off-site manufactured elements including a volumetric reception area, panelised wall sections and several modular components - including a plant room, lift shaft and stair unit. The components are all manufactured at the company’s off-site facility before being delivered to the Heathrow site and installed within a week.
Mr Horton said: “Winning this contract is testament to what Off-Site Manufacture (OSM) is capable of delivering – innovative solutions for clients that fit their individual needs. OSM also brings with it significant savings in terms of cost, time and labour and waste on-site.”