A livable landscape
Heathrow City Vision
Location: London, UK
Client: Greater London Authority, Transport for London
Programme: 1,227ha development vision for the site of Heathrow Airport
Heathrow City – A liveable Landscape
The year is 2035, and Heathrow Airport has been given the chance to redevelop. The Thames Hub has opened and is ready to take over as the UK’s primary hub airport, leaving 1,227ha of developable space in west London.
Heathrow has the opportunity to be a cultural, social and economic focal point, and to not just be homes at the end of the metro line. This document outlines the vision to create a new Heathrow City, compiling culture & leisure, retail & business, and residential neighbourhoods to make a livable, diverse and exciting place to live and work.
Initiative by the Mayor of London
In 2014 the Mayor of London was urging the Airports Commission to consider the potential for a new hub airport in the Inner Thames Estuary and looking for ideas on how the existing Heathrow site could be redeveloped to create new jobs and homes. With Landon’s population forecast to grow from 8.3 million people today to 10 million people by 2030 and 11 million by 2050, the Mayor is determined that major infrastructure decisions, such as airport expansion, have to contribute towards a wider and longer-term view for the London and UK economy. As part of this work Maccreanor Lavington:MLA+ have been commissioned to visualise the potential of the site to provide new homes, jobs and a vibrant new destination for London.
2014 Vision document
2014 Public exhibition and discussion series, NLA