Qantas launches new lounge at London Heathrow
Qantas airways has launched its prestigious new lounge at London Heathrow.
Conceptualised by international architectural firm Woods Bagot, the new lounge building is one of a kind offering seating for more than 230 people to dine, work and relax. Split across two levels with prime airfield views, the new lounge offers a la carte menu, six shower suites with Spa amenities, VIP areas, recreation for children as well as business facilities with Wi-Fi, flexible work spaces and workstations. The dining space on the upper level is characterised by a sophisticated, circular marble cocktail bar, adorned with a brass chandelier overhead whilst the lower level features an exclusive a gin bar with the finest Australian and British gins.
Waterman carried out the full design including MEP, Structures and Fire Engineering services. Our teams in Sydney and London worked closely to provide a seamless design service, adeptly managing the briefing process and employers’ requirements with the Australian Qantas head quarter team.
The 12-month project included the creation of a new interconnecting feature stairway, linking the two floors of the lounge. The M&E systems were digitally integrated with Heathrow Airport’s energy monitoring and control systems, to enable fully integrated systems management.
This new lounge which is located at London Heathrow Terminal 3 is part of Qantas’ ambitious multimillion-dollar investment to launch one of the world’s longest routes in March 2018, a non-stop flight between Australia and London.
Craig Beresford, COO of Waterman’s Property business, commented; “Effective collaboration has always been at the heart this fantastic project. The successful completion is testament to the project team’s commitment to working collaboratively, both in the UK and Australia, to deliver such an amazing space for Qantas at Heathrow airport.”
The lounge was opened to the public on the 29th November and is being widely appreciated for its innovative design.