25 MARCH 2013
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Following the success of Heathrow’s park-themed terminal for the London 2012 Olympics, the airport has recreated the traditional British park set within Terminal 1. Presumably it will last until the building is finally closed this time next year.
The terminal’s Gate 20, which alone moves over 270,000 passengers from all over the world in a single year, has been transformed into a neighbourhood green, complete with park benches, iconic images from London parks and green foliage, designed to leave a lasting memory of the UK beyond the Games.
The feedback from the Olympians that travelled through Heathrow was positive. The memory tree from the Games Terminal will also be installed for passengers to read messages from athletes, coaches and staff on their memories and experiences during their visit to London.
Ian Hanson, Operations Director at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 said: “When we saw how much the athletes enjoyed their experience in the Games Terminal, we wanted to extend the park experience beyond the Olympics to create a permanent space that will leave a lasting memory for those departing from the UK’s hub airport. We are delighted by the outcome and can’t wait to see people’s reactions when they see it.” www.heathrow.com
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