HEATHROW, TERMINAL 4
Although only completed in 1986, the new Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport required a major refurbishment by 2009 and Bathroom Engineering were asked to advise on the showers required in the new lounge area for Skyteam Alliance, a major international airline group.
With a projected capacity of 300x guests within the 1600 sq. m new KLM Skyteam lounge, travellers were to have an oxygen bar, day beds & a business lounge at their disposal, complete with high performance showers within a Wellness Centre.
This new lounge had to offer a premium user experience within a peaceful setting created by very high aesthetic standards & excellent functionality of all the services on offer.
The top quality design and high quality finish also had to be delivered quickly, yet it was essential the project stayed within its tight budgetary constraints. Having concluded the commercial limitations, Bathroom Engineering also had to consider the technical requirements including the flow rates, floor gradients and vertical space requirements within the existing concrete floors, and recommended the use of linear drains throughout.
With an almost invisible outlet as well as a high flow capacity, the Tegel floor drain kept costs under control while maintaining the very high design standards found within the project. Installed in the summer, & opened in late 2009, the KLM Skyteam lounge now offers a very high quality experience for travellers wanting to be fresh & rested prior to their flight.