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Logistics Hubs

Delivering Heathrow expansion is a major infrastructure project that will rely on talent from across the country.

Building the third runway- Logistics Hubs

Heathrow expansion is a major national infrastructure project that will require expertise from every part of Britain. Which is why we are locating four logistics hubs – off-site centres for pre-assembly and consolidation – across the country, to help deliver expansion efficiently, sustainably, and to source the skills we need to expand from all across the UK.

Supporting businesses across the UK

Heathrow expansion is a major national infrastructure project that will require expertise from every part of Britain. That is why we are locating four logistics hubs – off-site centres for pre-assembly and consolidation – across the country, to help deliver expansion efficiently, sustainably, and to source the skills we need to expand from all across the UK.

Following visits to potential sites across the UK, we will announce the final locations of our offsite logistics hubs next year which will ensure the benefits of construction are shared across the country, harnessing the talent and resources of Britain’s firms and leaving a legacy of construction skills and infrastructure nationwide.

These revolutionary hubs represent a significant step change in the way national infrastructure is built, with Heathrow expansion being the first major infrastructure project in Britain to pioneer their use on a large scale. They will enable businesses across the country to have the opportunity to get involved in Heathrow expansion, helping to rebalance Britain’s economy for the long-term.

How will our logistics hubs work?

Heathrow will be the first major infrastructure project in the UK to pioneer the large-scale use of logistics hubs – aiming to build as much of the project off-site as possible.

The hubs will work by pre-assembling components off-site before transporting them in consolidated loads to Heathrow just as they are needed. This method will boost the project’s efficiency and cut emissions by transporting components to site in fewer lorries.

Over 100 sites from across Britain applied for the chance to host a hub and upskill their communities with a world-class construction legacy for decades to come.

All applications will be considered by Heathrow and following the issuing of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to all longlisted sites we will then announce a shortlist in Spring 2019.