Heathrow Plans World’s Biggest Car Parks


According to The Times, Heathrow is planning to build two of the world's biggest car parks as part of its third runway expansion.

The development will include parking for almost 53,000 vehicles, although Heathrow says that the total number of parking spaces will remain close to existing levels.

The first of the new facilities will have space for 24,000 cars — bigger than a shopping centre car park in Edmonton, Canada, which is currently the world's largest. A second parkway will have 22,000 spaces, and both will be close to the M4 and M25 motorways.

A new multi-storey car park close to Terminal 4 will provide up to 6,500 spaces and the long-term parking area close to the southern runway will be expanded.

As part of its environmental commitment, Heathrow has said that all of the new car parks will allow for 100 per cent electric vehicle usage in the future and a 12-mile pedestrian and cycle network will circle the airport. The airport has also proposed a £15 a day congestion charge by 2026 on passengers travelling to the airport by car.

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