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Heathrow Terminal 5 Photos
Category: Heathrow Terminal 5 Construction Photos | 12/12/2006 - 12:15:26
A new landmark for London, Terminal 5 at Heathrow is one of the world’s most exciting airport terminals, visually stunning and easy to use, a fitting gateway to the UK.
Heathrow Terminal 5 Construction Photos
The terminal opened for business on 27 March 2008.
The £4.2 billion investment will handle around 30 million passengers every year and provide much needed terminal and airfield capacity to ease congestion and enable Heathrow to maximise use of its existing runways.
Terminal 5 is used exclusively by British Airways and BA will eventually transfer its entire operation to Terminal 5. Presently 92% of British Airways flights at London Heathrow fly from or through Terminal 5. As a result LHR Airports will be able to address the investment and refurbishment needs of the four remaining terminals and complete the transformation of Heathrow.
More than 250 British Airways flights leave from Terminal 5 every day. In its first year, over 20 million passengers passed through its doors to enjoy an upgraded airport experience.
Flight Connections are conveniently located in the main Arrivals area to help passengers proceed to their onward flight with the minimum of fuss.
Terminal 5 is one of Europe’s largest construction projects. With 16 major projects and over 147 sub-projects, it encompasses a vast and hugely complex programme of works.
Set to be a template for major construction projects of the future, Heathrow's fifth terminal is pushing the boundaries of traditional construction, harnessing innovation and best practice from other industries and translating it into mainstream construction management.
In addition to the main terminal building, Terminal 5 also consists of two satellite buildings referred to as T5B and T5C (T5B is complete and operational, the second, T5C, will be completed by 2011) and when fully completed T5 have added 60 aircraft stands to Heathrow’s capacity.
The new development includes a new air traffic control tower, a 4,000 space multi-storey car park, the creation of a new spur road from the M25 motorway, a 600-bed hotel, the diversion of two rivers and over 13 kilometres of bored tunnel, including extensions to the Heathrow Express and Piccadilly Line services.