BAA has awarded a £800m ($1.2bn) contract to HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O'Rourke, for the development of Terminal 2 at Heathrow International Airport in the UK.
Heathrow's Terminal 2 will be one of the most modern airport terminals in the world, according to BAA, with improved services and facilities, and faster connections for passengers.
The contract will include the excavation of the site, building the terminal's foundations and a main structure, which will occupy a footprint of around 40,000m².
HETCo will also build the roof and façade of the new terminal, as well as construct ten aircraft parking stands.
The company will be responsible for the full coordination and integration of baggage systems, in addition to the building's information control systems both within the new terminal and in the Heathrow-wide network.
HETCo was appointed to construct Terminal 2 in 2008 following its selection, through competition, as one of BAA's nine construction suppliers.