• Client: Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL)
  • Architect: Pascall & Watson
  • Duration: Complete
  • Location: London

Conglomerate Tiles

  • Fiore di Pesco
  • Grigio Carnica

Natural Stone

  • Indian Biege Sandstone
  • Indian Pink Sandstone
  • Chinese Granite
  • 100 operatives on site at peak of installation
  • 2,333m² of screeding installed at peak
  • 1685m² of tiling installed per week
  • 100 tonnes of sand used daily for screeding
  • 7,000m² of external hard landscaping

The second terminal undertaken by Vetter UK at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2 included the supply and installation of 60,000m² of conglomerate tiling and 56,000m² of de-bonded floor screed.

At peak of flooring installation activities, over 100 directly employed operatives were installing 2,333m² of screeding, using up approximately 100 tonnes of sand per day, and 1,685m² of conglomerate tiling per week. Fiore di Pesco and Grigio Carnica were chosen as the floor finish for all T2A front of house passenger circulation routes, from check in and security, through to retail and gate areas, baggage halls and more. Vetter UK were also responsible for all front of house lifts and staircases, the vertical passenger movement between T2b and T2a, the link bridge between Terminals C and T1 and all movement joints to the flight gates and escalators.

With the client looking to add capability to the terminal, Vetter UK were instructed to undertake a second round of work in May 2013, comprising the cutting out of tiles and floor screed throughout the departures, arrivals, and gate levels to accommodate revised desk locations and increased front of house floor space, as well as additional access covers due to a change to services and floor tiling type.

In addition, our team also delivered the hard landscaping package to the interchange area between the terminal and car park which included 7,000m² of granite and sandstone for the paving, rest area and solid seating benches.