Ian Hill access was appointed to advise on the accessibility of the proposals.


The new development provides a warehouse unit to accommodating approximately 12,625m² gross floor area, consisting of two stories office and a warehouse operation office at mezzanine level.  The warehouse is to provide storage and support facilities for the adjoining airport cargo operation. 


The proposed two storey office will provide administrative and commercial support to the main operation. It will remain open 24 hours a day as well as expecting to receive visitors and customers from across the world and as such must be expected to welcome and accommodate people of any and all abilities.


The main office is positioned to south east corner of the warehouse unit, giving it presence by provide a clear frontage to the primary entry point. The office is served by on site accessible car parking level directly to the office entrance.  Drop kerbs and tactile warnings to conform to Part M and BS requirements.


Accessible WCs and showers are provided, together with compliant lift and other commendable accessible features such as reception desk with dropped section and induction loop.


All main access routes will be a minimum width of 1.8m to main entrance areas, with paved or tarmac finish suitable for wheelchair users. Slot drainage within access routes will be set flush with surrounding surface and conform to Part M and BS standards.


Project Managers: Jones Lang Lasalle

Architects: Lewis and Hickey

Client and End User: Expeditors International

access consultant and architect

access consultant

Ascot Road, Heathrow