More than £60 million (€70 million) has been invested in the cutting-edge building interiors that swathe Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, in an enterprise executed by Lindner, one of Europe’s leading companies for interior fit-out, facade construction and insulation engineering.Safety is at the crux of Terminal 2’s development, and one central element is the trailblazing, explosion-resistant interior building material, developed by Lindner in close collaboration with the airport to make the T2 airport journey the safest-ever for passengers.
Heathrow was one of the first airports to incorporate the potential threat of terrorist attack into its interior cladding requirements, and the new terminal’s 3,000sqm of groundbreaking bomb blast-resistant glass wall cladding has been developed to meet the latest in safety requirements. In tests the uniquely crafted wall system proved capable of withstanding 15kg of TNT detonated at a distance of 6m, preventing the splinters and fragments that cause most injury in these events. “It is not only the explosion itself but also the highly underestimated hidden danger in the fabric of the surrounding building that causes the most harm to people,” said Stefan Heindl, Lindner’s Head of Airports and Special-Purpose Constructions. “Flying particles released from surrounding glass, metal or even concrete structures represent a huge danger, acting like bullets after the detonation of a bomb. Intelligently constructed, the Lindner wall system incorporates high-quality glazed, metal or synthetic panels that are engineered to withstand a blast impact.”
Beautiful Airport Interiors For A Beautiful Island
Lindner also largely contributed to completing the new terminal at Mauritius’ foremost international airport Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport (SRR) which was officially inaugurated in September 2013 after three years’ work. Lindner supplied high quality metal ceilings and partitions to what represented the biggest construction project in the country’s history.
The airport’s decision to be fitted out with high quality products from Lindner is in line with the terminal being built in accordance with the Mauritius Sustainable Island concept, a national priority of the country’s government. Moreover, the harmonious use of Lindner timber and glass partitions also contributes to the idea of Green and Sustainable Building. As well as their elegant appearance the partitions boast perfect sound insulating characteristics.