Scunthorpe

British Steel’s Scunthorpe site in running to pre-assemble components for new Heathrow runway

British Steel’s Scunthorpe site has been named on a longlist of potential locations for logistics hubs to help Heathrow deliver its expansion plan.

Heathrow has revealed the 65 sites in the running to be selected as logistics hubs, which will help ensure businesses across the UK can form part of the airport’s supply chain as it builds a third runway.

The 65 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 the expansion’s delivery.

Peter Bernscher, British Steel CEO

Peter Bernscher, British Steel CEO, said: “Heathrow’s expansion provides many exciting opportunities for British Steel and we’re keen to help the Yorkshire and Humber region play its part.

“We’re delighted to have been placed on the longlist and look forward to working with Heathrow as the project develops.”

Lord Deighton, Heathrow Chairman, said: “Heathrow’s third runway will rely on talent from all over Britain helping to create a national asset for generations to come. This means new procurement opportunities for businesses in every region, helping drive growth and investment into local communities in all corners of this country.

“The third runway is not a London centric project – it is one we are opening up to the whole of the UK, asking for its skills and expertise to help build an asset this country so desperately needs to safeguard its future prosperity.”