Heathrow Airport

London Airports
Access Method
Rope Access
Heathrow Airport
Project Duration
12 months

Executive Summary

Project Summary

576 High-Level Georgian Wired Glass Replacements & large scale upgrade program to 2,438 existing overhead bays.

London Heathrow is a major international airport in London and is one of six international airports serving the London region. The airport facility is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, the twenty-second busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic, and the third busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic.

Project Challenges

Our pre-site survey and associated pre-lim identified the presence of asbestos seals within the original installation, so the challenges of removal and replacement required additional support from our in-house asbestos trained removal/disposal high-level teams.

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The GR Solution

Glazing Refurbishment operated as Main Contractor and as such delivered all responsibilities and functions as required under the CDM Regs.

One of the most significant aspects of the project scope was the delivery of 576 high-level glass replacements in various locations above the aircraft maintenance facilities located on the perimeter of both the north and south runways. The work required removal of the existing identified defective glass rooflight panels and the subsequent design and manufacture of specialist replacement supporting mullion bar-work details and profiles at our bespoke facility located in Suffolk.

In addition, GR also undertook a large scale upgrade program to 2,438 existing overhead bays, each bay had 2No existing lead clad bars that needed to be removed and disposed of, to the underside of every bar was found to be existing asbestos rope seals.

The works were delivered successfully on program and budget and Glazing Refurbishment continues to secure new works and contracts at Heathrow Airport and remains also an approved airside Contractor at both Gatwick and Stansted Airports.

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