Building envelope specialist Lakesmere has come up with an off-site solution for two stands at Heathrow airport. The Airbus A380 has two decks of passenger seating and an extra wide body, which means it cannot be accommodated at any of the existing stands at the airport

Working with main contractor Taylor Woodrow Vinci, Lakesmere developed an offsite cladding solution using Trimo panels and Schüco curtain walling.

Stand 406 was recently completed with the pre-clad structures craned into position from the runway, ensuring a speedy and safe installation process. The second phase will be to complete Stand 405, which is expected to be fully operational in the spring.