A45 Birmingham Airport

Case Study - A45 Birmingham Airport


A £55M diversion of a major road and extension of main runway:

  • 2km dual carriageway of the A45 arterial route
  • 8km of new road construction
  • 470m extension of the airport's main runway
  • Major Drainage and culverts


  • Major diversion of arterial road
  • Major International airport live operation
  • Enhance Main runway quality and durability; Safety Critical Environment
  • Major Utility diversions
  • Ensure investment in local economy


  • Innovative use of Colas BBA asphalt solution
  • Collaborative relationship management with dual client authorities
  • Agile Project Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Apprenticeships and local employment