This Is What A 190,000 Home City At Heathrow Would Look Like
Wednesday 16th July 2014
Plans for a town with almost 200,000 homes on the site of Heathrow Airport have been unveiled.
The new town, dubbed "Heathrow City", has been designed in the case that the west London airport closes.
The designs by three architects firm, commisioned by Transport for London, includes proposals for new park land and scientific research centres.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson is supporting the plans as he continues to back a Thames Estuary airport to replace Heathrow.
Mr Johnson said: "The demand for new homes and jobs in the capital is such that we must be ready to start redeveloping Heathrow the moment it moves to its new site. And the sooner we start planning the better.
"We asked our architects to be as creative as possible and these designs illustrate strikingly different visions of a Heathrow of the future."
The redevelopment of Heathrow could potentially support 90,000 new jobs and add £7.5billion to the UK economy.