Heathrow Cargo Tunnel

Complex Tunnel Expansion Project

Tunnel Expansion and Renovation


About The Project

The Heathrow Cargo Tunnel project presented a formidable technical challenge, involving the coordination, expansion, anchoring, and material selection for an 800m curved tunnel subject to stringent design criteria. Our team navigated these complexities with precision and expertise, developing multiple innovative solutions to overcome difficult problems and ensure project success.

  • Developed multiple innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges, demonstrating our ability to think creatively and adapt to evolving project requirements.
  • Employed Revit and Inventor for precise 3D modelling, enabling accurate visualization and coordination of project elements.
  • Conducted computer-modelled stress simulations to assess expansion, anchoring, thermal modelling and concrete failure to inform and validate engineering decisions, ensuring optimal performance and safety.
  • Collaborated closely with suppliers and manufacturers to source high-quality materials and components, delivering cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.
  • Added our expertise to a large project team, contributing to the overall success of the project through effective communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.

The project's technical complexity stemmed from the need to expand and renovate a curved tunnel while adhering to stringent design criteria. This required meticulous coordination, advanced engineering analysis, and close collaboration with suppliers and manufacturers to identify cost-effective solutions.
Our team employed cutting-edge technology, including Revit and Inventor for 3D modelling, to develop detailed solutions tailored to the unique challenges of the project. Computer-modelled stress simulations provided crucial insights for engineering analysis, enabling us to identify optimal anchoring methods and material selections. We worked closely with suppliers and manufacturers to provide value-engineered solutions that met project requirements within budget constraints.
Our involvement with the Heathrow Cargo Tunnel refurbishment project underscores our ability to tackle complex technical challenges and deliver innovative solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and safety. By leveraging our expertise in engineering analysis, 3D modelling, and value engineering, we contributed to the success of a difficult project, ensuring its safe and compliant functioning for the next 50 years.
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