The big picture: Heathrow Terminal 2

11 Aug 2009 by Mark Caswell

BAA has released images of the forthcoming £1 billion Terminal 2 at Heathrow, which will eventually become the home for Star Alliance carriers.

The first stage of the project is due for completion in 2013, with a second stage (which will see the new Terminal extended into the existing Terminal 1 site) slated for 2019. Terminal 1 will remain open throughout the construction period, before being closed when stage 2 is complete.

The £1 billion Terminal 2 will become the home for Star Alliance carriers, with an estimated 20 million passengers using the facility each year. It will feature a two-level departure lounge and 11,300sqm of floor space, with self-service check-in kiosks, fast-bag drops, traditional check-in desks, and 15 security search lanes. There will also be nine new aircraft stands, three of which will be able to accommodate the A380 superjumbo.

BAA is also keen to promote the environmental efficiencies of the new terminal, which will produce 40 per cent less carbon that the building it is replacing, and will feature solar-gathering panels on the roof, and an energy centre partially fuelled by renewable resources.

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