X2 is a landmark 2-storey warehouse development at Heathrow Airport. It is the first in the UK to feature ramps to allow HGV’s direct access to the first floor.

Project Details
  • Client

    Brixton plc

  • Architect

    Cornish Architects

As well as over 240,000ft2 of warehouse space, it also includes 4 floors of office space along the northern face of the building, with associated car and HGV parking.

The site lies in an island between the Jurys Inn Hotel and Hatton Cross underground station. Waterman prepared the transport assessment, air quality and flood risk assessments submitted in support of the planning application.

Waterman also undertook the structural designs, on-site highway works, which design of layout for vehicular movements for two storey industrial building, pavement and footway design, full drainage design and co-ordination with other below ground services including assessment of LUL tunnels affected by the works.

The development comprises a total of 8 industrial units made up of 4 units on 2 levels, each with upper level offices. Each level of units have their own service yard area. Surface car parking is provided. Vehicular access to the development for HGV’s is to the North. A separate entrance is provided to the car parking areas to the East.

The eight warehouse units total 240,866ft2 gross external area, which includes office accommodation comprising 38,880ft2.

The Piccadilly Line tunnel, Heathrow’s glide zone and a watercourse were amongst the constraints on the design.