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Foster + Partners have responded to the UK Airports Commission’s recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow in London
The firm hold the view that the only long term answer to the question posed to the UK Airports Commission, "how do we maintain our global aviation hub status" is a brand new 4-runway 24 hour airport to the east of the capital, the Thames Hub. Foster + Partners believes it is a bold, flexible, future-proof solution which neither Heathrow, nor Gatwick can provide.
The firm goes on to say that the expansion of London towards the east has now been reinforced with the approval of Ebbsfleet Garden City and moves toward a Lower Thames crossing – further validating the relocation of the airport to the Isle of Grain.
There has been an argument against the relocation of the bird habitat in the area, however Foster + Partners believe this has been diminished with the success of the Wallasea wetland project further down the Estuary.
The frim believes that Thames Hub airport will deliv