Balfour Beatty has been selected by BAA to provide construction services and advice for the Eastern Campus Development Programme at Heathrow Airport.

The development, which is expected to cost £750m, will realign the taxiways and provide new aircraft stands in the areas to the east of Terminals 1 and 2 to include the Heathrow East Satellite Project and part of the underground connectivity scheme that will link the satellite to the other terminals.

Balfour Beatty is currently working on the design, management and construction of the first phase of the Heathrow East Satellite Project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2009.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said that they were delighted to be able continue work on the programme.

“This agreement has been forged on the back of other successful project partnerships with BAA, including the construction of the rail systems element of Heathrow’s Terminal 5,” he said.

The contract is part of a ten-year framework agreement between Balfour Beatty and BAA to assist in delivering a £6.6bn capital programme that covers projects, such as the Heathrow East Satellite Project, as well as smaller commodity projects, that include alterations, refurbishment and building work at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

By Daniel Garrun.