London Heathrow Airport commences demolition work on Terminal 2
UK’s London Heathrow Airport commenced demolition work on Terminal 2, as part of its GBP1 billion redevelopment plans (BBC News, 29-Apr-2010). A new terminal will be constructed in its place, with capacity to handle 20 million passengers. The terminal will be opened in 2013 and will be the main terminal for Star Alliance carriers. The terminal will also be extended to the existing Terminal 1 site by 2019, increasing joint capacity to 30 million passengers p/a. Airport owner, BAA, awarded Severfield-Rowen Plc a contract to provide steel for the new Terminal 2 (Crain’s Manchester Business, 29-Apr-2010).
BAA: “Heathrow is changing for the better, and there is much still to do,” Colin Matthews, CEO. Source: BBC News, 29-Apr-2010.