Client : Heathrow Express
Value : £12m
Gebler Tooth provided a comprehensive architectural design service for all aspects of the Paddington terminal for BAA/Heathrow Express.
A pioneering development in city centre check-in, the project combined three themes: an aerodynamic seamless public face, a highly complex integration of services and systems supporting it and Brunel’s heritage listed structure housing it.
The design made extensive use of cool hard materials but softened by curving geometries and a play of separate planes and coloured light. Branding and services were carefully incorporated into the architecture. Behind the scenes, dual baggage handling conveyors were deployed to drop into a 300 metre tunnel transferring bags in airport security conditions to purpose built trains.