Project: Heathrow Airport Retail Consolidation Centre - BAA plc

Reference: GPCS 402

Last update: 16/10/2003 11:57:11

Objectives

The purpose of the case study is to investigate the problems and benefits and to report on the establishment of operating a consolidation centre for retailers at Heathrow, owned by the British Airports Authority (BAA). This consolidation centre would appear to offer significant cost and environmental benefits that could be applicable to other retailing centres.

The specific objectives are to compare before and after conditions to evaluate the costs and benefits of consolidation centres and applicability elsewhere and to quantify efficiency improvements.

Description

How the use of an off-airport consolidation centre for goods being delivered to retail units at the airport can save costs, improve service and reduce the number of truck and van movements on the airport.

Contractor(s)

AEA Technology Environment
Harwell Business Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QJ
+44 (0)1235 432201

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £12,000.00

Actual start date: 01 May 2001

Actual completion date: 01 May 2002

Publication(s)

Good Practice Case Study 402
Author: TransportEnergy Best Practice
Publication date: 01/05/2002
£0.00
Source: TransportEnergy Best Practice
More information: http://www.transportenergy.org.uk/downloads/GPCS402.pdf

Summary of results

  1. A case study describing how BAA used an off-airport consolidation centre for goods being delivered to retail units at the airport to save costs, improve service and reduce the number of truck and van movements on the airport.