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Heathrow T5 ancillary buildings completed

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A Taylor Woodrow-led consortium, which included steel work contractor Rowecord Engineering, has completed three important ancillary buildings for BA Operations on the new Terminal 5 campus at Heathrow Airport.

The three steel-framed buildings, split over two loca- tions at the west and east ends of the T5 Development, provide facilities for support services, tug charging, de- icing and maintenance of aircraft.

To mirror the design code of the outlying buildings of the main terminal, a signature sinusoidal cladding has been used on all of the structures.

The Southern Airfield building is split over three floors and encompasses office and staff areas. It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is designed for a shift capacity of 320 staff, totaling 960 people in any 24-hour period.

The De-icing facility is largely underground, housing process plant and equipment, while the third structure, the 8,100m2 Eastern Airfield building, is an operational maintenance facility with a double height workshop and staff areas.

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