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“Europier is an elegant building which represents excellent value for money and has been short-listed for a number of design awards. It has been build at a lower cost than any other BAA pier of comparable high quality and yet provides an excellent environment for passengers and staff.”

Lee Duncombe, General Manager Projects, Heathrow Airpost Ltd

The new Europier at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 provided more than half a million square feet of new passenger and baggage facilities in an ongoing programme of improvements to Europe’s busiest airport building. The scheme provided passenger services to 10 aircraft stands that were previously accessed by bus. The project concept hinged around effective passenger segregation whilst providing good quality environment and facilities for both departing and arriving passengers. The pier maximised light, air and space and was designed to exploit the magnificent views across the apron and runways. The rhythms of the repetitive structure, the fully glazed facades and the unifying form of the roof made a simple statement of the basic function of the pier.

The building was organised as a series of shared gate lounge spaces housed in one simple unifying structure. All passengers using the pier moved through the same overall volume and all internal divisions were glazed to maximise views and passenger interest. Each pier was served by a fixed link and a mobile air bridge.

The building was consciously designed as a repetitive modular building using a maximum number of standardised industrial components including glazing, cladding, air bridges, ceiling panels, roof coverings, as well as using BAA prescribed standard products: carpet, seating, signage and desks.

A catering and retail support area was provided for passenger convenience and each aircraft stand provided late baggage facilities. Airline support offices and plant and technical areas were all housed at apron level.

Terminal 1 was closed in 2015, to make way for an expanded Terminal 2.

“Europier is an elegant building which represents excellent value for money and has been short-listed for a number of design awards. It has been build at a lower cost than any other BAA pier of comparable high quality and yet provides an excellent environment for passengers and staff.”

Lee Duncombe, General Manager Projects, Heathrow Airpost Ltd

The new Europier at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 provided more than half a million square feet of new passenger and baggage facilities in an ongoing programme of improvements to Europe’s busiest airport building. The scheme provided passenger services to 10 aircraft stands that were previously accessed by bus. The project concept hinged around effective passenger segregation whilst providing good quality environment and facilities for both departing and arriving passengers. The pier maximised light, air and space and was designed to exploit the magnificent views across the apron and runways. The rhythms of the repetitive structure, the fully glazed facades and the unifying form of the roof made a simple statement of the basic function of the pier.

The building was organised as a series of shared gate lounge spaces housed in one simple unifying structure. All passengers using the pier moved through the same overall volume and all internal divisions were glazed to maximise views and passenger interest. Each pier was served by a fixed link and a mobile air bridge.

The building was consciously designed as a repetitive modular building using a maximum number of standardised industrial components including glazing, cladding, air bridges, ceiling panels, roof coverings, as well as using BAA prescribed standard products: carpet, seating, signage and desks.

A catering and retail support area was provided for passenger convenience and each aircraft stand provided late baggage facilities. Airline support offices and plant and technical areas were all housed at apron level.

Terminal 1 was closed in 2015, to make way for an expanded Terminal 2.

“Europier is an elegant building which represents excellent value for money and has been short-listed for a number of design awards. It has been build at a lower cost than any other BAA pier of comparable high quality and yet provides an excellent environment for passengers and staff.”

Lee Duncombe, General Manager Projects, Heathrow Airpost Ltd

The new Europier at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 provided more than half a million square feet of new passenger and baggage facilities in an ongoing programme of improvements to Europe’s busiest airport building. The scheme provided passenger services to 10 aircraft stands that were previously accessed by bus. The project concept hinged around effective passenger segregation whilst providing good quality environment and facilities for both departing and arriving passengers. The pier maximised light, air and space and was designed to exploit the magnificent views across the apron and runways. The rhythms of the repetitive structure, the fully glazed facades and the unifying form of the roof made a simple statement of the basic function of the pier.

The building was organised as a series of shared gate lounge spaces housed in one simple unifying structure. All passengers using the pier moved through the same overall volume and all internal divisions were glazed to maximise views and passenger interest. Each pier was served by a fixed link and a mobile air bridge.

The building was consciously designed as a repetitive modular building using a maximum number of standardised industrial components including glazing, cladding, air bridges, ceiling panels, roof coverings, as well as using BAA prescribed standard products: carpet, seating, signage and desks.

A catering and retail support area was provided for passenger convenience and each aircraft stand provided late baggage facilities. Airline support offices and plant and technical areas were all housed at apron level.

Terminal 1 was closed in 2015, to make way for an expanded Terminal 2.

“Europier is an elegant building which represents excellent value for money and has been short-listed for a number of design awards. It has been build at a lower cost than any other BAA pier of comparable high quality and yet provides an excellent environment for passengers and staff.”

Lee Duncombe, General Manager Projects, Heathrow Airpost Ltd

The new Europier at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 provided more than half a million square feet of new passenger and baggage facilities in an ongoing programme of improvements to Europe’s busiest airport building. The scheme provided passenger services to 10 aircraft stands that were previously accessed by bus. The project concept hinged around effective passenger segregation whilst providing good quality environment and facilities for both departing and arriving passengers. The pier maximised light, air and space and was designed to exploit the magnificent views across the apron and runways. The rhythms of the repetitive structure, the fully glazed facades and the unifying form of the roof made a simple statement of the basic function of the pier.

The building was organised as a series of shared gate lounge spaces housed in one simple unifying structure. All passengers using the pier moved through the same overall volume and all internal divisions were glazed to maximise views and passenger interest. Each pier was served by a fixed link and a mobile air bridge.

The building was consciously designed as a repetitive modular building using a maximum number of standardised industrial components including glazing, cladding, air bridges, ceiling panels, roof coverings, as well as using BAA prescribed standard products: carpet, seating, signage and desks.

A catering and retail support area was provided for passenger convenience and each aircraft stand provided late baggage facilities. Airline support offices and plant and technical areas were all housed at apron level.

Terminal 1 was closed in 2015, to make way for an expanded Terminal 2.

Key Facts

    Awards
  • 1996  British Construction in Industry Award

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Laurie Abbott
Fiona Charlesworth
Tim Colquhoun
Julian Coward
Joe Crosier
Hal Currey
Alan Davidson
Michael Davies
Mike Elkan
James Finestone
Jayne Fisher
Harvinder Gabhari

Marco Goldschmied
Jackie Hands
Stephen Harty
Jim Huffman
Amo Kalsi
Stig Larsen
Marcus Lee
Stephen Light
John Lowe
Andrew Morris
Karen Murray
Julie Parker

Liz Parr
Gregoris Patsalosavvis
Rob Peebles
James Phillips
Kim Quazi
Paul Richards
Richard Rogers
Taka Tezuka
Harriet Watson
Martin White
Megan Williams
John Young

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Date
1992-1995

Client
BAA Plc

Location
London, UK

Construction Cost
£ 21 500 000

Gross Floor Area
15 336 m²

Structural Engineer
Waterman Partnership

Services Engineer
Hulley & Kirkwood

Acoustic Consultant
Sandy Brown Associates

Specification Consultant
Schumann Smith

Fire Consultant
Warrington Fire Research Consultancy

Cladding Consultant
Ove Arup and Partners

Construction Managers
Bovis Construction Limited