Heathrow East energy centre

Hilton Building Services
Heathrow Airport, London
Nov 2010
Jun 2012

VGC was pleased to supply plumbers, electricians and trades mates to Hilton Building Services, the M & E subcontractor working for main contractor Morgan Sindall on the Heathrow East energy centre.

This prestigious and innovative project is designed to minimise the carbon footprint of the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow, and is a key part of Heathrow’s strategy on climate change. In Terminal 2 in particular, the aim is to reduce carbon emissions by over 40% compared to the minimum specified for a new building of comparable size.

The energy centre for Heathrow East has been developed in conjunction with the London Climate Change Agency. It will house a combined cooling, heating and power system that uses waste heat from electricity generation to warm and cool the building. The plant will be able to run on renewable biofuels and has photovoltaic tiles on its roof to convert the sun’s energy into electricity.

VGC has supplied nearly all types of engineering, trades and labour personnel to the construction industry for over 40 years. We are accredited to process and issue airside passes for personnel working in restricted airport locations at London’s busiest airport.