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Case study: Heathrow Terminal 5

The BAA Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5 henceforth) is one of Europe’s largest and most complex construction projects. T5 was approved by the Secretary of State on 20 November 2001 after the longest public inquiry in British history (46 months) and when completed in March 2008 it will add 50% to the capacity of Heathrow and provide a spectacular gateway into London. Designed and engineered by Arup, with architects Richard Rogers Partnership and steel manufacturer Severfield Rowen, T5 has been described as engineering of Brunellian proportions.