T2 moves ahead on retailers

tv chefs at heathrowThe signing of retailers to the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow is moving along.

In recent weeks, Costa, Sunglass Hut, Leon, Yo! Sushi, and Caffe Nero have all signed for outlets, as have The Gorgeous Kitchen, a collaboration between four women TV Chefs (pictured).

The £2.5bn Terminal – The Queen’s Terminal – will eventually serve 20 million passengers a year and be home to 23 Star Alliance airlines, as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Little Red and germanwings carriers. An average of 55,000 passengers will arrive and depart from the Terminal daily once in full operation.

Despite being built in the centre of the world’s busiest international airport, the construction project has not disrupted daily operations. The project is one of the largest privately funded construction projects in the UK and will have supported 35,000 jobs across the country by the time it opens.

The old Terminal 2 opened in 1955, shut after 54 years of service in 2009.

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