New London Airport Design

Plans for a new £47bn ($75bn) London hub airport to be located in the Thames estuary have been released by Thames Estuary Research and Development (Testrad). The body reckons that ‘London Britannia Airport’ could be operational within seven years and could eventually feature six runways, as opposed to the two at London’s current main airport – Heathrow. Testrad’s plans come two years after architect Norman Foster published his vision for a four-runway airport further west in the estuary. A high-level political decision on how best to expand London’s airport capacity is yet to be made.

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