Heathrow Terminal 5 comprises a main terminal building and two remote island satellite buildings linked by an underground railway, and a number of ancillary buildings. RMJM’s appointment by British Airways encompassed briefing, operational reviews and design of the airlines’ facilities. These included the transformation of check-in, business lounges incorporating the new branded ground product, a new crew report centre, and operational accommodation for 3,000 staff.
Ancillary Buildings for British Airways included facilities for aircraft engineering, vehicle workshops for the ground fleet, accommodation for ramp and coaching staff, and technical facilities associated with cargo and the airfield operations. The commission from BAA as an integral part of the terminal building design team extended to the preparing campus design guidelines for all elements on the site, and the design of a number of ancillary buildings in the landside and airside areas of the new terminal.