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 was delighted to supply plumbers, electricians and trade mates to Hilton Building Services, the M & E subcontractor working for main contractor Morgan Sindall. 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.
VGC has supplied personnel to the construction industry for over 40 years and operates throughout the United Kingdom. It supplies labour of virtually all disciplines and trades and is accredited to process and issue airside passes for personnel working in restricted airport locations at London’s busiest airport.