Firstco Systems Consultancy and Project Management at Heathrow Terminal 2

The Heathrow Terminal 2 project is a £2.5bn 400,000m² passenger terminal facility that includes a main terminal building, a satellite terminal building, a multi-storey car park and cooling station.

Firstco provided information and communication technology (ICT) engineering resources to a design, manage and integrate (DMI) framework, led by Mott Macdonald and appointed by Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL).

Firstco was engaged to develop client requirements for more than 70 systems into a full scheme design for delivery by specialist systems providers and complex building integrators.

During the delivery stage of the project, Firstco was retained to provide a technical assurance function by retaining subject matter experts (SMEs) to maintain design continuity and quality through technical responses and design reviews.

Heathrow Terminal 2 ICT system scope included:

  • Communication infrastructure
  • Building controls and monitoring
  • Security systems
  • Life safety systems
  • Airport operational systems

To ensure a successful delivery of the ICT systems, Firstco worked within a strict requirements capture process from which it developed comprehensive system performance specifications underpinned by a proactive interface management ethos.

Firstco’s ability to understand and interpret the language of architects, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, communication and control engineers into a common language understood by all parties was key to the successful determination of the design and its interface requirements.

Firstco has and continues to provide the very best in technical design and assurance services in a wide range of specialist ICT systems used across the airport and other transport sectors.

Firstco DMI team lead John Myers said: "By adding value throughout the entire project lifecycle, Firstco has remained the ICT partner of choice for HAL and their tier one DMI consultants Mott MacDonald."

Heathrow Terminal 2 is scheduled to open on 4th June and Firstco is proud to be a part of the team involved in making it happen.

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