Construction bosses urge Heathrow expansion

  • 8 Feb 2016

howardchapmanHoward Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor

Britain’s biggest construction bosses have urged Government to expand Heathrow, emphasising that Heathrow expansion will bring with it a £15.6bn order book to the UK supply chain and make it the most sustainable hub airport and Britain the best connected country in the world.

Some say this is just construction firms that stand to secure billions of pounds of building work from the third Heathrow runway, lobbying the Government to clear controversial plans to expand the airport.

But it is infrastructure projects that have helped return the UK to pre-recession building growth.

The letter to George Osborne urges him to live up to his declaration that “we are the builders” by supporting the building of a third runway at Heathrow and was signed by:


  • Nick Roberts, Chief Executive Officer UK & Europe, Atkins
  • Leo Quinn, Group Chief Executive, Balfour Beatty
  • Stephen Fox CBE, Chief Executive, BAM Nuttall Ltd
  • Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
  • Mario Mostoles, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Ferrovial Agroman
  • Toby Courtauld, Chief Executive, Great Portland Estates plc
  • Ray O’Rourke KBE, Chairman and Group Chief Executive, Laing O’Rourke Plc
  • Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive, Mace
  • Nick Fletcher, Managing Director Infrastructure, Morgan Sindall
  • Keith Howells, Chairman, Mott MacDonald
  • David Sleath, Chief Executive, SEGRO
  • Vincent Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, Turner & Townsend
  • Mark Dobson, Chief Executive, Wilson James Ltd

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