Heathrow Airport T5

Architectural Airport Fabric Canopies

Project Outline

Base Structures were commissioned to design, manufacture and install the departures tensile canopy scheme, one that would provide a truly stunning entrance to the new Terminal. As one of the first areas of Terminal 5 encountered by passengers, it was absolutely essential that we created a world class structure that made an exceptional first impression

Heathrow Airport T5

Our Solution

It comprises of over 4000sqm of PTFE tensile fabric canopies with several series of the twisted hypar arrangement on an architectural steel frame complete with bespoke lighting, and a stunning entrance canopy to the new Terminal 5 building. We designed, manufactured and installed all the fabric and associated fittings. We also installed the structural steel and lighting system throughout. 

The installation was a challenging undertaking and had to be completed in plenty of time for the grand opening of the terminal in March 2008.

 

Results

The execution of the manufacture and installation reflected the high quality of the design and the expectations for the gateway to be the country’s new showcase terminal. 

 

Its success made this an extremely satisfying project for all parties involved and the client is especially delighted to have this world class vision realised.

Tensile fabric canopies at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
PTFE fabric canopies
PTFE fabric canopies detail
Airport fabric canopies

Project Summary

Client
BAA
Location
Heathrow Airport
Date
2004
Contractor
SH Structures Ltd
Fabric
PTFE
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance