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Terminal 2 Heathrow 


At a cost of £2.6 billion Terminal 2, known as The Queen’s Terminal, is part of an overall £11 billion investment from the private sector to upgrade Heathrow and is the largest airside project ever undertaken at the airport.


Working airside poses a major logistical challenge, particularly in terms of health and safety. Our client, Balfour Beatty, had to be certain that we could effectively handle the management of our workforce in this environment.

In addition the decorating package to be undertaken, within a tightly defined time frame, was demanding and diverse, encompassing the application of intumescent coatings, high performance floor paints, protective coatings to high level steelwork and line marking, together with a substantial quantity of traditional wall and ceiling decorations.


Balfour Beatty appointed H&S after an audit of our management capabilities and a thorough review of our health and safety and environmental records. Our commitment to direct employment and structured training (involving apprentices from the local college) was also a strong factor in our selection.

H&S have significant numbers of full airside pass holders at both management and operative level which meant we could meet the demands of the brief by working on a 24/7 basis, with separate management teams created to respond to changing shift patterns.


We demonstrated our ability to excel in the most demanding of environments, ensuring H&S are well positioned to respond to the substantial workload envisaged at Heathrow and Gatwick in the future. As our client said:

“I am pleased to say that H&S achieved on all fronts, producing a high quality finish that we can all be proud of and we were very happy to have them as part of our team at Heathrow Airport”

Melvin Charlton   Senior Construction Manager, Balfour Beatty

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