Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 (T2a)
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Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 (T2a)

  • Client / BAA
  • Sector / Aviation
  • Architect / Foster & Partners
  • Main Contractor / HETCo (Laing O'Rourke/Ferrovial JV)
  • Location / Heathrow, London, UK
  • Products / Ancillaries, Complex Structures, Glazing, Roofing
  • Value / £15m
  • Completed / November 2013

Lakesmere faced one of its biggest challenges to date whilst working on one of the UK’s biggest construction sites – Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 building. Reunited with client BAA, Lakesmere was awarded the £15 million contract to design and install the terminal building’s complex roof structure which has been designed by architects Foster & Partners.

Operators BAA confirmed that an important milestone had been achieved on February 17th 2012 with the terminal building becoming fully weathertight allowing the internal fit-out to commence. The timely completion of the external envelope put the project on track for final completion ahead of the 2014 deadline.

Lakesmere, who was appointed to design and install the terminal’s striking undulating waveform roof, is also completing a new gantry system and associated steelwork in addition to work on the terminal’s plant rooms. Overall, Lakesmere’s extensive contract saw the specialist install some 45,000 m² of Kalzip aluminium and approximately 6,000 m² of glazing.

Working alongside its key supply chain partners and utilising the latest 3D design technology and logistical planning tools, Lakesmere’s in-house design team developed a sophisticated technical solution for the unique 50 000m² ‘eyebrow-shaped’ roof. The result meets the stringent acoustic, thermal and energy performance requirements demanded for the 180,000sqm building sited alongside a major international runway.

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