Who We Are

Who We Are

"We are a constantly growing independent UK limited company with overseas experience and a track record of successfully delivering multi-million pound projects."

Our Project History

  • Heathrow Express
    Heathrow Express
    1998

    Founded to provide control and communication consultancy services to the newly created Heathrow Express Operating Company.

  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
    Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
    2003

    Undertook five years of design and delivery works that extended Heathrow Express and the Piccadilly Line into a new sub surface rail station.

  • Cooling the Tube
    Cooling the Tube
    2009

    Began ongoing design and delivery of control systems for London Underground stations and shaft ventilation systems.

  • Crossrail
    Crossrail
    2010

    Provided GRIP 4 designs and cost estimates for nine new rail stations on the Crossrail central section.

  • Oman Airports
    Oman Airports
    2011

    Undertook three years of systems assurance for two new airport developments, Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport.

  • Heathrow Terminal 2
    Heathrow Terminal 2
    2011

    Provided communications and control systems engineers for the Design Manage & Integrate team designing and delivering Heathrow Terminal 2.

  • Fire Alarm Management
    Fire Alarm Management
    2014

    Delivered a system that allows Airport Operation Control Room operators to monitor and acknowledge alarms throughout the Heathrow campus.

  • Northern Line Extension
    Northern Line Extension
    2015

    Began control and communication system designs for two new London Underground stations and ventilation shafts.

  • Stansted Airport Track Transit
    Stansted Airport Track Transit
    2017

    Replaced obsolete operator workstations and central control system of driverless automated people mover running between terminal and satellite buildings.

  • Heathrow Express
    Heathrow Express
    2018

    Planned delivering state of the art station management and customer information systems in time for the arrival of Crossrail at Heathrow.

Our Processes

Our processes are designed to deliver systems with an optimum balance of quality, cost and time. System safety, security, reliability, maintainability and human factors are managed throughout a project. At each phase of the project lifecycle our validation and verification processes assure quality. Verification design review activities ensure we are designing the right product. Validation testing activities ensure we have built what was designed. With the exception of as built drawings, documentation is generated during the project, not produced at the end as an afterthought.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

It is Firstco policy to work ethically with staff, clients and suppliers.

We aim to be fair, open and honest and to develop strong relationships based on mutual trust, understanding and respect.

We provide safe, good value and high quality services to our customers.

We strive to create a workplace where every employee feels responsible for the performance and reputation of the company.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for our employees.

We have a diverse workforce, recruiting, employing and promoting employees only on the basis of objectively assessed competence.

Firstco is committed to making continuous improvements in the management of its environmental impact. We work to promote environmental care, increase understanding of environmental issues and disseminate good practice with the intention of reducing negative impact.

Firstco strives to be a good corporate citizen and to fulfil its responsibilities to the communities and markets in which it operates. This includes supporting local charities and institutions and encouraging our staff to take part in charitable and voluntary activities.

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