United Global First Lounge, Queen’s Terminal (Terminal 2), Heathrow Airport.

This is one of two new United Airlines facilities at Heathrow’s new Star Alliance terminal and gives testament to the airline’s commitment to Heathrow as its hub for Europe. It reinforces their new design concept recently launched at Chicago O’Hare airport which aims to signpost passengers with distinct design elements which reflect the lounge’s location.

The first carrier to operate out of the new terminal when it opened in June, United Airlines’ brand is key to future lounges and 3DReid worked closely with Chicago-based practice Solomon Cordwell Buenz on designs for the interiors of the United Global First Lounge aimed at first and business class passengers.

Features include a long, sweeping bar, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the airfield, and high-quality finishes throughout including a large Big Ben replica clock in the tea lounge section. The United Global First section had a bronze colour theme and the United Club section had a silver/chrome theme, both reflected in the ceiling choices.