Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye has announced an interesting new plan to build 4 logistics hubs via offsite construction methods before transporting them to be installed at the airport.
The aim of building the hubs offsite is to make the project more sustainable and environmentally friendly, to reduce costs and to boost growth in other areas across Britain. It is expected that locating the hubs offsite can also deliver greater efficiency in the projects delivery times.
Locations across the UK that meet the desired criteria have been invited to apply for the project. The airport is asking for communities across Britain to display their capabilities and provide examples of why their location would be suitable to host the construction work for one of four off-site logistic hubs.
The opportunity is expected to drive strong competition among locations with suitable criteria: local skills, good connections, and a powerful supply chain. The selected locations will receive a multitude of benefits including more regional jobs, and a boost to the wider local economy.
It is expected that the offsite construction and manufacturing sector will see a massive boost since this project serves as an example of modular building capabilities on a large scale infrastructure project.