Queens Building demolition begins

The demolition of Heathrow’s Queen’s Building has begun, as progress continues on Heathrow East.

Queen’s Building, one of the oldest at the airport, was opened in 1953. Demolition started yesterday to make way for the new £1bn Terminal 2.

Sir Nigel Rudd said: The Queens building has long sat at the heart of Heathrow, but the past must make way for the future, as we prepare to construct a new home for the Star Alliance member airlines serving Heathrow.

We are proud to be rebuilding Heathrow and investing in what is undoubtedly one of the UKs most important assets.

“In a few years time, Heathrow will be largely new, and passengers and airlines will be using bright, modern and practical facilities which allow us to deliver higher standards of service.

The Queens Building was designed by Frederick Gibberd for what was then Britains newest civil airport. On its roof were gardens and a viewing platform, which in the fifties was one of Londons most visited attractions.

See more on the Queen’s Building from the Uxbridge Gazette.

BAA’s Mike Forster will be taking part in Place West London on October 13, is a session entitled “A Business Case for R3?”, just one of over 20 conference sessions in a packed day of discussion of West London’s business, regeneration and economic developmet issues. See the full programme.

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