Telford sites on list of possible locations to support third Heathrow runway

Two sites in Telford have been named as possible sites for major hubs to support the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Picture: courtesy Shropshire Star

Four sites are to be created outside London where work will be carried out on parts for the runway, which will then be transported to the UK's biggest airport for construction on-site.

Six sites have been long-listed in the Midlands, and among them are two in Telford – at Hortonwood and at a property at the town's Rail Freight Terminal at Donnington.

Heathrow has announced the next step in building Britain’s new runway by revealing the sixty-five longlisted sites in the running to be selected as expansion Logistics Hubs, which will help ensure that businesses across the UK can form part of the airport’s supply chain for expansion. 

Today’s unveiling of the longlisted Logistics Hubs, another delivery milestone for the airport, follows a commitment made by Heathrow to shake-up the UK construction industry by using expansion to revolutionise the way Britain builds major infrastructure.  

The sixty-five potential sites have been chosen from an initial 121 applications. Once finalised, the final four selected locations will pre-assemble components of the expanded airport before transporting them in consolidated loads to Heathrow, playing a key role in supporting expansion’s efficient delivery.  

Heathrow’s expansion is the first major infrastructure project in the UK to pioneer the large-scale use of logistics hubs, and Britain’s new runway will create jobs in every corner of the UK. The Hubs will also create a legacy of construction excellence in the UK for future generations.