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March 7, 2022 By Royal Appointment – Shropshire steel fabricator flying high with contribution to the ‘Queen’s Terminal’

Fabweld Steel Products is flying high after one of its best selling lines was used in the development of Heathrow airport’s newest terminal.

Telford based Fabweld supplied more than 50 of its FAB PAVE™ access covers for the new terminal 2A – known as the Queen’s Terminal – at the London airport.

A number of the covers, which allow access to vital services below ground while blending the floor’s paving with the overall surface, were used in the area around the stunning Slipstream sculpture by UK artist Richard Wilson.

The 78-metre masterpiece is suspended 18 metres above the ground in the entrance area of the new Terminal 2.

Richard Hilton, Managing Director of the Madeley based fabricator, said FAB Pave had been the ideal solution for the Heathrow development.

“FAB Pave is designed to be filled with a solid material such as brick paviors, flagstones or tarmac and is ideal for all paved environments, particularly where an aesthetically pleasing finish is important.

“This made it ideal for the courtyard at the Queen’s Terminal, particularly in the area of the sculpture.

“It is great to know that Shropshire manufacturing has played a part in creating this imposing entrance to the new terminal. Each of the access covers has a Fabweld logo in the corner so there are parts of the terminal that will be forever Shropshire!”

The five-storey Terminal 2A covers 40,000 square metres and houses 26 airlines. It is expected to witness around 10 million passengers this year and 17 million by 2019.

The £2.5bn development replaced the original Terminal 2, which had been Heathrow’s oldest passenger terminal.

FAB Pave access covers are typically used in retail parks and public areas of high prestige.


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