Heathrow Airport Terminal 2A, New TerminalHeathrow Airport Limited and HETco

Forming the next stage in Heathrow Airports’ 21st century transformation, T2A received its first flights on 4th June 2014.

The old T2, originally extended and remodelled by Pascall+Watson, was demolished to give way to the new modern, contemporary facility in the heart of the central terminal area.

Pascall+Watson’s site-based team created a series of spectacular transitional and dwell spaces that flow seamlessly together and enable intuitive passenger wayfinding. The design utilises many of the architectural elements and systems developed by Pascall+Watson across the rest of the campus, most notably at Heathrow Airport T5, to create the airport’s unique identity. The 200,000m² five storey terminal building provides 12 contact stands as well as coaching gate facilities to cater for around 20 million passengers per annum.

Critical to the success of the T2A design are its sustainability credentials. Key features include active solar control measures, boreholes and specialist fittings to reduce water consumption, photovoltaic panels, renewable energy sources and sophisticated automatic lighting controls. All of these considerations contribute to the building achieving a 40% reduction in its CO2 emissions.

Managing Director Steve West commented, "we are delighted to have played a lead role in another major world-class terminal building. T2A raises the bar for Heathrow Airport and represents another major stepping stone in its transformation."

Value: £900m