Lostock firm completes £50m Heathrow contract

Severfield-Watson Structures has been named as one of the UK businesses behind the development of Heathrow’s brand new Terminal 2.

The £2.5bn infrastructure development is one of the of the largest privately funded construction projects in the UK. More than 140 UK businesses have been involved in its construction, drawing together expertise from across the country and supporting thousands of jobs.

Manufacturing work was undertaken at the company’s 340 person factory in Lostock and involved 16 of the company’s apprentices who are undertaking their Modern Apprenticeship in Plating.

Tony Whitten, project director at Severfield Rowen, said: “The project was of huge importance to our business at the time of award; it safeguarded jobs at our plants and helped us build on an existing longstanding relationship with Heathrow Airport where we’ve been working for over 20 years.”

Severfield-Watson Structures will have its work showcased on a global stage with more than 20 million passengers passing through every year. In the coming weeks, the development of Terminal 2 will move into a new phase as Heathrow, its airlines and other operators begin to get the terminal ready for passengers. This will include six months of intensive preparations, with more than 180 trials and tests involving over 14,000 people.

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