Bespoke porcelain floor tiles for Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport

Bespoke porcelain floor tiles for Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport

Name of the Client: British Airports Authority
Project Name: Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport
Location: London
Product(s) supplied ‐ type and quantity: Specially developed anti‐uric acid porcelain floor tiles 60x30cm
Consultant Name: Architects: Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners
Contractor Name: Laing O'Rourke
Completion Date: 2008

Terminal 5 was officially opened by The Queen in March 2008. The terminal has been built at a cost of £4.3 Billion and is the largest single building project in Europe by value. It is exclusively used by British Airways and will be capable of handling 30 million customers a year at its full capacity. The building is so
vast it is possible to fit 50 football pitches over Terminal 5’s five floors. The main Terminal 5 building has a footprint equivalent to 60 football pitches, measuring 396m by 176m. At 22m, its basement is deep enough to swallow an eight storey building, and is believed to be the largest ever excavated in the UK.

RAK Ceramics manufactured and supplied a specially developed 60x30cm porcelain tiles for the Male Washrooms in the new Terminal 5 building. The tiles have an anti‐uric acid surface, are hard wearing and durable. After three years of considerable use they still look as if they’ve just been installed. RAK UK were
in competition with several other suppliers and won the contract on technical test success.

Awarded a prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) National Award June 2008 Won The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, November 2008

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