Project Description


Heathrow Terminal 2

Client: Heathrow Airport Limited
Contractor: Lakesmere
Architect: Luis Vidal
Sector: Aviation
Contract Value: £5m
Location: Heathrow

Project Scope:

Aluminium Curtain Wall
Composite Panels


Schueco FW80+ Bomb Blast Capped Curtain Wall
Trimo Composite Panels


Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal, is a landmark building in terms of energy efficiency. It’s the world’s first airport to obtain a ‘BREEAM Excellent’ rating. The installation, management, and access were encapsulated within NACWL‘s package; Lakesmere began discussions and planning with NACWL some 18 months before the first steps were taken on site. NACWL played a quintessential role in their tender process, whilst working closely together with Lakesmere’s design team.


NACWL assisted in all of the access requirements, including weight issues, specialist lifting gear, plant, and logistics. This included the H&S management and the unique conditions of working next to one of the busiest runways in the world. London Heathrow Airport opened its revivified Terminal 2 in June 2014, signaling the completion of an £11BN investment program inaugurated in 2003.

NACWL were employed under subcontract to Lakesmere Ltd, from the concept to completion, and were engaged to install the Schueco FW80+ bomb blast capped curtain wall to the feature “eyebrows” on the waveform roof.