Heathrow Airport - H7 framework

VolkerFitzpatrick is partnering with Heathrow to deliver its new investment programme, which will provide a step-change in the customer experience and transform the airport on its journey to become a net-zero aviation hub.

VolkerFitzpatrick started works on the first contract on the H7 Framework in September 2023. After a year of planning and ongoing collaborative work with the Heathrow team, VolkerFitzpatrick delivered the resurfacing of the Southern entry/exit taxiways and Runway 09R/27L. 

The wider project involves almost 60,000 tonnes of asphalt being laid, which will take around 15 months to complete. Works are being undertaken during night-time possessions to ensure minimal impact on the operational functions of the airport.

Heathrow Airport’s new investment programme aims to reduce the airport’s carbon footprint by 2.3Mt by the end of 2026. The decarbonisation of aviation is recognised as one of society’s most complex challenges, requiring a truly multidisciplinary solution. It encompasses airport operations, surface access, future fuels, energy transition, operational and embodied carbon, nature-based solutions, behavioural change, data and digital and smart systems.

VolkerFitzpatrick is providing extensive and continuous community support to the nearby area. The business is engaging with nearby education establishments and the local community which includes working with supply chain contractors from the surrounding area, providing employment opportunities over the course of the project as well as placing apprentices and trainees on site.