Royal Name AnnouncedJuly 2013
With much speculation on the name of the Royal Baby, we have our own ‘Royal Name’ to announce! On the Queen’s official birthday this year, it was decided that the new terminal at Heathrow Airport would be named in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. When it opens in June 2014, it will be known as ‘Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal’. Nearly sixty years after the Queen opened the original Terminal 2, we’re delighted that she has kindly agreed to give her name to the new terminal, which Pascall+Watson has been working on for the past number of years.
Terminal 2 has a regal past. The original building, which had been extended and remodelled by Pascall+Watson, was the first passenger terminal at the airport, opened in 1955 by the Queen. During fifty-five years of operation over 300 million passengers passed through it. The original terminal was closed in November 2009 and demolished to make way for the construction of a new Terminal 2 designed around the passenger.
The terminal is the next major step in the transformation of Heathrow, and will continue the progress the airport has made in recent years with the opening of Terminal 5 and the refurbishment of Terminals 1, 3 and 4. £11bn has been spent on the airport over the last decade and passenger satisfaction scores now rank Heathrow as among the world’s very best large airports. Pascall+Watson are proud to work with Heathrow on its continuing expansion.