Foster + Partners And Halcrow Create Proposal For The Thames Hub
Detailed vision for developments to the Thames estuary in London, including rail connections, an airport and improved tide barriers.
A detailed vision to make London's Thames estuary a hub for transport and trade is to be released next month by architects Foster + Partners and infrastructure consultants Halcrow. The two companies have collaborated on this proposal, which would bring together rail freight connections between the UK’s main sea ports, create a 150 million passenger airport to replace Heathrow, build a tidal energy barrage and put a new flood protection barrier in place.
The Thames Hub is a long-term vision, which would span the next 50 years, reaching completion around 2060. Halcrow group board director, David Kerr said: