The design of hostile vehicle mitigation at British Airports Authority (BAA) Terminal 5 was prepared by MFD to prevent unauthorised vehicular access into the terminal building. When MFD was initially approached, the construction of the terminal and landside facilities were nearing completion.
MFD considered the form of barrier system to be used and the most effective positioning, which maintained the accessibility, function and bespoke architectural design of the terminal. However, the real challenge was to design, detail, procure and install the barrier system, with the absolute minimum disruption, in the final 6 weeks prior to the Terminal's official opening. This, we are pleased to report, was achieved and in accordance with BSI PAS 68 requirements.