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Heathrow Terminal 3 Check-in Kiosk

Heathrow Terminal 3 Check-in Kiosk

Heathrow Terminal 3 Check-in Kiosk
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Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 Check in Kiosk,
London, UK


Located directly adjacent to Heathrow’s Terminal 3, the Kerbside Check-in Kiosk is located beneath one end of, and partly sheltered by, the 138m long ETFE canopy also provided by MERO-SCHMIDLIN. The Kerbside Check-in Kiosk provides a relaxed personal check-in service exclusive to American Airlines’ First & Business class passengers away from the busy main terminal check in area.

To enable the terminal to remain fully operational during construction, a complex installation programme had to be adhered to. To meet this requirement, the main steel frame was transported direct to site in large pre-assembled sections, which were then positioned and bolted together. The partially glazed roof slopes down towards the centre of the building, from where an integral gutter channels water from the roof through the ceiling void to the main drain. This design allowed the external lines of the building, especially at the roof / façade interface, to remain clean and uninterrupted without any external guttering or downpipes

The glazing and cladding was installed in panels up to 4m long by 2.2m wide, reducing the number of transoms & mullions required, and creating a clear & open façade. The two sets of double doors along the front façade, and the one set of double doors at the rear, are as a precaution bomb blast enhanced to protect the occupants in the event of a terrorist attack on the airport.

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Project Title:
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Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 Kerb-side Check-in Kiosk
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_ Scope of Works: Main structural steelwork with double glazed units and insulated aluminium cladding to structure, including automatic double doors with unitised double glazed units.
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_ Cladding Details:

Glass:Insulating Glass Units
Outer: 10mm toughened heat strengthened with edge frit RAL 7021 & low-e coating to #3
Cavity: 16mm air filled black anodised with silicone edge seal
Inner: 11.52mm heat strengthened laminated glass

Rainscreen Panel: 37.5mm insulated panel
Outer 3mm thick aluminium sheet, RAL 9007 PPC
Cavity: 31.5mm insulation
Inner: 3mm thick aluminium sheet, natural anodized

Aluminium Louvre: Isolated Louvre panel with mesh and free area of 50%
Outer finish: Aluminium extrusion RAL 9007 PPC
Inner finish: Aluminium sheet, natural anodizedn.
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_ Steelwork Details: Main structural steel formed from RHS, SHS & UB of varying sizes. All steelwork members mild steel grade S355, shot blasted to SA2½, 125 microns DFT zinc phosphate.
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_ Year of Completion: 2008
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_ Contract Duration: 13 months
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_ Client: Heathrow Airport Limited
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_ Architect: Foster and Partners
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_ Construction Manager: Mace Ltd
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