Airport related development
The expansion of Heathrow will increase demand for airport related development, such as hotels and commercial facilities, and generate considerable local employment. We believe that the opportunities for local job creation may be even greater than we previously thought.
Some of this demand can be accommodated within the existing airport boundary, but most will be outside and much of that may be brought forward by other parties. The types of employment generating development that we think will come forward includes:
- Hotels – we estimate demand for an additional 8,300 new hotel rooms (likely to be around 20 hotels) by 2040;
- Offices – we estimate that there will be more demand for office space of a range of sizes from small local space to international scale corporate offices;
- Industrial and warehousing – we estimate that there will be more demand for services directly related to the airport operation, such as airline catering and maintenance, cargo handling, freight forwarding, warehousing and logistics.
We have been working to identify sites that might be suitable for airport related development. Much of this development may well be brought forward by other parties but it is still important that we hear your views on what sites may be more or less suitable.