The covered multi-modal transport interchange allows passengers to arrive by car, bus, taxi, bike or train, and separates the pedestrian from active vehicle flow. From the upper level passengers will experience the tree canopies and greenery of the levels below; all brought together under an arching vault roof. This covered plaza incorporates a railway station, hotels and below ground parking.
To operate as one terminal complex with the existing Terminal 5 baggage handling system, a fully automated/robotic baggage handling system has been developed.
The scheme offers innovative and robust solutions for this site; minimising the land required, whilst achieving the required hub capacity. Inherently flexible, it will enable the campus to flourish and adapt to changing passenger expectations over time.