24 January 2006

BAA has selected Foster and Partners, Ove Arup &Partners and Hoare Lea &Partners as the respective architect, structural engineer and building services engineer to work on the Heathrow East proposal.

Mace and Laing O'Rourke have been appointed to provide early stage construction advice and Doig and Smith has been selected to provide early stage commercial advice.

Grant Brooker, Senior Partner at Foster and Partners commented: "The new East Terminal presents a unique opportunity to establish Heathrow as one of the foremost airport experiences in the world. We are thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary project, and we are committed to working with BAA to realise an airport for the future that will meet the real needs of its passengers and airlines".

Mike Forster, Business Strategy Director, BAA Heathrow said: "We are pleased to announce these appointments today. We are very excited to have assembled what we believe is the very best team to take on what is potentially for BAA an extremely important project. These companies were selected following a thorough assessment process and they will help us to understand the key elements of the project in the weeks and months ahead. It is important to stress that at this stage these companies have been appointed for early design and development work only. They are working with us to assess the viability of the project in the run up to a possible planning application at the beginning of next year".

Mark Shirburne Davies, Facility Solutions Director, BAA said: "We have made these appointments swiftly as we need to commence early stage design and development work at the end of this month. We received high quality proposals from all the companies who we invited to tender. All of the proposals were carefully assessed and our decisions have been based on a number of key criteria. The selected companies are all preferred BAA suppliers: Fosters and Hoare Lea are working on multiple projects across our 7 UK airports whilst Arup is currently working on Terminal 5".

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