Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport

SAS International has supplied over 2,000m² of acoustic baffles for Terminal 4 first floor departure lounges’ recent refurbishment.

Key features

Sector

Transport

Client

Heathrow Airport Limited

Architect

Chapman Taylor Partners LLP

Main contractor

Mace Limited

Sub-contractor

Integra Contracts Ltd

Completion year

2013

System type

SAS500

Area M2

2,150

Region

United Kingdom

Product Groups

Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 first opened in 1986 and currently welcomes 9.8 million passengers per year. The terminal spans across a total area of 105,500 square metres.

SAS International has supplied over 2,000m² of acoustic baffles for Terminal 4 first floor departure lounges’ recent refurbishment. The baffles provide a wave effect to the soffit, and were designed with a secret fix formed capping at the bottom edge of the panels for aesthetic purposes. Acoustic absorption requirements were met by perforating the surface of the baffles.

To enhance the wave effect, LED lighting strips were installed on brackets supported by the baffles. The LEDs are all independently controlled to provide colour and movement and can be varied throughout the day to control the ambience in the terminal.

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