Grimshaw have been chosen as the concept designers to bring Heathrow’s vision for expansion to life, after a rigorous assessment from a shortlist of 10 of the UK’s top architects.
This follows on from the announcement of Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend as Programme Client Partners in March. The firm is tasked with ensuring the programme is delivered to the highest industry standards in planning, innovation and quality.
The concept designs push the boundary of what an airport could and should be, while simultaneously promoting a sustainable and affordable expansion.
The project would be a world-class sustainable airport, delivering innovation in passenger service and showcasing the best of British design.
We are passionate about designing a new future for Heathrow Airport; setting a benchmark for sustainable infrastructure, skilfully integrated with the communities it serves. Heathrow have ambitious plans for the expansion of the airport and we are proud to be selected to help deliver this inspirational vision.
Jolyon Brewis, Partner, Grimshaw
We believe the expansion of Heathrow is vital to maintaining the UK’s place within the global economy and we look forward to developing a design that provides an authentic and uniquely British sense of place. Our concept will deliver an outstanding passenger experience by building upon the airport’s rich history, while also setting a new standard for the future of aviation.
Andrew Thomas, Partner, Grimshaw
Heathrow Airports Ltd