Sub Hero 5

London Build 2018

Phil Wilbraham

Phil Wilbraham

Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport Limited

HeathrowPhil joined Heathrow in 2003 and became Expansion Programme Director in 2017 accountable for delivering Heathrow’s third runway along with the infrastructure to support it. Previously as Development Director, Phil was accountable for all the Capital works at Heathrow.    As Eastern Campus Programme Director, Phil, was accountable for the delivery of the airport’s new Terminal 2.  This £2.5bn programme has provided passengers with a new, ‘state of the art’, terminal.

Before Terminal 2, Phil led the completion of the £4.3bn construction of Terminal 5 and prior to that he led the £350 million Terminal 5 Landside Development Project which included the successful completion of the Twin Rivers Diversion and M25 Spur ahead of programme and under budget.

Phil is also Chairman of the Trustees of the BAA Pension Fund at Heathrow.

Phil was previously Director of Civil Engineering with TPS Consult, where he was involved in private and public sector schemes from feasibility stage through to design, construction and completion.  This included working for BAA on Terminal 5 and many other projects at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as with many other clients.

Phil has also worked both overseas and in the UK as a civil engineer for DHV and Mott MacDonald.

Key dates

2017 – present   Expansion Programme Director

2014 – 2016       Development Director

2010 – 2014       Portfolio Director

2008 – 2010       Eastern Campus Programme Director, (T2) Heathrow

2007 – 2008       Head of Construction, Terminal 5, Heathrow

2003 – 2007       Project Leader, BAA

1995 – 2003       Director of Civil Engineering and Associate Director, TPS Consult

1993 – 1995       Principal Civil Engineer, DHV (UK) Ltd

1983 – 1993       Project Engineer, Mott MacDonald (incorporating Husband and Co)

Other memberships

Member, Institution of Civil Engineers

Member, Institution of Highways and Transportation


What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • This was our first year at London Build and we have already booked for next year. We managed to achieve more than we anticipated from the show and are already looking forward to London Build 2018
    Bradley Collins
    General Manager, Powerday
  • This was our First London Build and it proved to be both exciting and productive with a number of very high quality leads. We’ll definitely be back next year
    Dr Orhan Ertughrul
    EVP G-SMATT Europe
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service