The multi-functional passenger interchange and car park facility is designed to accommodate the movements of 20 million passenger a year (expanding to 30 million when Phase 2 of the Terminal is completed). The MSCP2 project and Terminal 2A structures are separated by a large covered court approximately 120m in length and 30m wide which serves as the front door the terminal. All passengers pass through the ‘covered court’ as part of their journey to / from the departure and arrival forecourts, the 1525 space short stay car park, and also the connected underground subways making clear and initiative wayfinding critical to the project’s success.
The covered court is central to the project providing both an architecturally inspiring space as well as the critical 30m security stand-off from the façade of the terminal and houses a 70m long suspended art installation that will become a highly recognisable part of the Heathrow experience.
The project was designed and documented using a Revit BIM approach across all disciplines and construction. The construction methods, materials and finishes have all been chosen so that they are in compliance with Heathrow standards, long lasting and robust whilst at the same time providing a high quality comfortable environment.