Following the success of Heathrow’s London park themed Games terminal for the London 2012 Olympics, Heathrow have recreated the traditional park set within Terminal 1.
Terminal 1’s gate 20, which sees over 270,000 passengers from all over the world, 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 the London park at Heathrow was so overwhelming the team were inspired to bring the experience to passengers as well. The memory tree from the Games Terminal will also be installed for passengers to read messages from athletes, coaches and staff on their fantastic 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.’