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How Heathrow would look with a third runway

5 Oct 2015 by GrahamSmith

London Heathrow has today released images of the airport with a third runway.

The mock-ups include a new central terminal area and business park.

A new north-west runway (left) would be a full 3,200m long. Enough for any aircraft type to use

A new north-west runway (left) would be 3,200m long, allowing any aircraft type to land and take-off

The plans include a new Terminal, to the west of Terminal 5, and an area set aside for a new business park

The plans include a new terminal, to the west of Terminal 5, and an area set aside for a new business park

Heathrow central terminal area will undergo a transformation with new hotels, traffic management and more

Heathrow central terminal area will undergo a transformation with new hotels, traffic management and more

The airport's expansion plans include two main passenger terminals and transport hubs – Heathrow West (Terminals 5 and 6) and Heathrow East (an extended Terminal 2) – connected by an underground passenger transit and baggage system.

Minimum connection times between terminals would fall from 75 to 60 minutes if Heathrow is given the go-ahead by government.

There would be an overhaul of cargo facilities with improved and increased capacity as well as land set aside for commercial developments such as office and hotels.

An impression of how the entrance to the new Central Terminal Area would look

An impression of how the entrance to the new Central Terminal Area would look

Within the new Central Terminal Area there would be hotel facilities within minutes of Terminal 2

Inside the new Central Terminal Area there would be hotel facilities within minutes of Terminal 2

An impression of how part of the Central Terminal Area could look with expansion

How part of the Central Terminal Area could look after expansion

Heathrow claims that a three-runway airport would provide up to 740,000 flights a year and sufficient hub-airport capacity until at least 2040.

The British Chambers of Commerce today spoke out against the stance taken by both London mayoral candidates, Labour's Sadiq Kahn and Conservative Zac Goldsmith, against expansion at Heathrow.

heathrow.com

Tom Newcombe

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