British Airports Authority

Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Architect: BAA/Pascal Watson/RRP
Structural Engineer: Arup
Principal Contractor: Laing O’Rourke Infrastructure Limited

Heathrow Terminal 5 Canopies

Heathrow Terminal 5 was designed to handle 35 million passengers a year and many of those using the Richard Rogers designed building will pass under the canopies supplied by SH Structures. The canopies consist of a series of bespoke columns which support over 4,000sqm of PTFE tensile fabric. The plated steel columns conceal the electrical systems for the lighting as well as rainwater pipes so the detailing and fabrication of the various elements required a great deal of care to ensure the high standard of finish required was achieved.