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Heathrow City Masterplan

Imagining a post-airport world

We provided a visionary masterplan for the redevelopment of the Heathrow site, imagining how to create a ‘new town’ in the event that the airport is decommissioned and a new hub is established in the Thames Estuary.

Heathrow City could offer 90,000 jobs and at least 80,000 homes for London. At the heart of our proposal are three big ideas:

UK’s first airship port will utilise the growing technology and interest in the airship market to facilitate continued freight transportation.

A Factory for Homes will allow new models of housing development and a diversification of the development industry through digital prefabrication and online customisation.

The ‘green belt in the green belt’ will be an iconic London park built on the footprint of the old runways. Our masterplan projects 20+ years into the future while providing perspective on current urban design and planning practice for London. Heathrow City is a collaboration of the urban design and research studios.

Our proposals were exhibited at New London Architecture, and received widespread press coverage.

Project details

Project name: Heathrow City Masterplan

Location: London, UK

Service: Digital design

Scope: Masterplanning

Clients: Transport for London

Status: Complete

Completion date: 2014

If you want to know more about our urban design and masterplanning work, contact Darryl Chen