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T5 terror changes ruled out

Heathrow airport operator BAA has ruled out making any changes to the layout of Terminal 5 in the wake of the alleged terrorist plot to blow up transatlantic flights.
It was thought that BAA could have introduced last minute revisions to the layout of the new terminal before fit out begins in order to help the airport cope with increased security screening.But a spokesman for the operator said that no changes were being planned. 'There is no requirement for a knee-jerk or quick reaction. T5 has been designed as an inherently flexible space with no internal columns and a freestanding roof. 'This future proofing means that the building can be easily adapted as regulations change in the future.' The spokesman added that the revamp of Terminal 2, planned to begin once T5 opens in 2008 was at an early design stage and that it would be future proofed in a similar way to T5.

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