Architect: YRM Architects
Client: BAA/Laing ORourke
Contractor: Laing ORourke/Vetter UK
As part of the T5 development at Heathrow Airport in London, a prestigious new ground plaza walkway was required.
To provide a ground plaza walkway made from the very highest quality materials, as befitting this major prestige new build project. Sustainable sourcing of products was a key requirement and the project had to be completed to a tight programme within a stipulated budget. This was against a backdrop of busy and enclosed working areas, due to the other major development taking place.
Aggregate Industries went to great lengths to satisfy all the demanding criteria of this key public realm area for Heathrow Airport. Working in conjunction with the BAA design team, new products were developed to provide bespoke solutions. These included products manufactured to 1 mm tolerance and the supply of specialist Granite paving with specially cut materials. In addition, 7 bespoke benches were produced to the same exacting standards, using the same granite as the paving, and which demonstrated Aggregate Industriess ability to be adaptable to meet this demanding brief.
Mark Blackwell, Head of Design , BAA said: Aggregate Industries provided the T5 project with a complete package for the supply of Granite paving and bespoke items. Their service was unrivalled, offering a unique supply offer, incorporating all BAAs requirements for value for money, quality and ethical performance.
Aggregate Industries offered a full design service, and visited and audited all potential quarry sources during the initial design phases alongside BAA. They worked closely with their supply partners to improve the achievable tolerances of the materials delivered to site. Aggregate Industries reassured and delivered on all elements that BAA and the nominated contractors required.
This was a true success from initial design to the finished article on site. This project is something that all parties involved should be proud to be involved with.