Project Description

Body Scanners - Heathrow Terminal 5

Project: Body Scanners
Location: Heathrow, T5
Client: Mace Ltd
Value: £228,000

Job Description

Installation of new AMD’s (Archway Metal Detectors) and Body Scanners in the security lanes at T5 and T3.


Provision of fixing systems for the new scanners. There were several different types of floor, meaning various different fixing methods needed to be tested and approved prior to installation.

Logistical support to M&E, Flooring and IT trades. Co-ordination of deliveries and distribution of new equipment.


Due to the essential requirement to keep maximum number of scanning lanes open, almost all the lanes needed to be completed in a single night. Where new Body Scanner machines were installed, this was extended to 2 nights.

Benefits to Client

Meads were able to respond flexibly to constantly changing programme requirements caused by unpredictable constraints, such as late flights and problems with deliveries across 2 terminals.