Heathrow officials set to visit British Steel in Scunthorpe as part of plans over airport expansion

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Feb 2018

Officials from Heathrow are set to visit the British Steel works in Scunthorpe as plans for the airport's expansion gather pace.

The works was named as one of 65 potential locations across the country for logistics hubs to form part of the airport's supply chain as it builds a third runway.

The final four selected locations will pre-assemble components of the expanded airport before transporting them to Heathrow.

Now, airport officials are visiting all 65 locations in the running to become logistics hubs as part of the selection process, with the first visits taking place in Yorkshire on Friday.

Paul Martin, British Steel's deputy chief executive, said: "As one of the longlisted sites, we welcome the launch as the next step in Heathrow expansion and the opportunity to transform the UK construction industry.

A map showing the longlist of potential locations for logistics hubs, which will be narrowed down to four

"We believe British Steel in Scunthorpe represents an ideal location for one of Heathrow's logistics hubs and look forward to welcoming Heathrow to visit our site later this year.

"Heathrow expansion is a truly national project that will benefit every region by spreading jobs, boosting productivity and modernising the construction industry outside of London and the South East.

"A logistics hub in North Lincolnshire would bring huge benefits to people and businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region, creating jobs and supply chain opportunities and leaving a skills legacy for future generations."

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