Offbeat Want a baggage carousel? Heathrow terminal up for auction

16:26  06 april  2018
16:26  06 april  2018 Source:   AFP

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Those in the market for security scanners, baggage carousels and check-in desks may have hit the jackpot. Security scanners are up for grabs as well. The auction will be held at the Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel.

London Heathrow ’s terminal 1 originally opened in 1968 and a ceremony for the terminal was held in April 1969 with christening by Queen Elizabeth II. Now the whole thing is up for auction . And I do mean everything. So if you need pieces for the airport you manage, a baggage carousel for your

The sale of the contents of Terminal 1, once Europe's busiest terminal, includes 110 check-in desks, 1,200 airport seats and 9 travelators© Provided by AFP The sale of the contents of Terminal 1, once Europe's busiest terminal, includes 110 check-in desks, 1,200 airport seats and 9 travelators From baggage carousels to airline signs and security scanners, the contents of a Heathrow airport terminal undergoing an upgrade will be auctioned off this month, the sale organisers said on Friday.

The sale of the contents of Terminal 1, once Europe's busiest terminal, also includes 110 check-in desks, 1,200 airport seats and 9 travelators, CA Global Partners (CAGP) said in a statement.

"A sale such as this, comprising the entire contents and infrastructure of an entire major airport terminal is unprecedented," Daniel Gray, managing partner of CAGP Europe.

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While the idea of going to the airport is fairly unpalatable to most of us, aviation fans will be overjoyed to hear that they can now bring the airport home with them. Check-in desks, baggage carousels and even security scanners will all be up for grabs very soon as Heathrow Airport prepares to auction off

Items from baggage carousels to check-in desks are going under the hammer as the entire contents of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 is sold. Other things up for grabs include 15 escalators, 1950s artwork and more than 2,000 security cameras. Auction firm CA Global Partners hopes to fetch a

Terminal 1 opened in 1968 and was gradually expanded before closing in 2015 to allow for a major upgrade at Heathrow© Provided by AFP Terminal 1 opened in 1968 and was gradually expanded before closing in 2015 to allow for a major upgrade at Heathrow Gray said some items were "iconic" and had "significant historic value", while others could be repurposed for different industries.

"There may even be elements of the furnishing that would appeal to nightclubs or other entertainment venues," he said.

Terminal 1 opened in 1968 and was gradually expanded before closing in 2015 to allow for a major upgrade at Heathrow, which is Europe's busiest airport by passenger numbers.

The sale organisers said some items were © Provided by AFP The sale organisers said some items were "iconic" and had "significant historic value" The sale includes 10 giant murals by Polish artist Stefan Knapp, a former pilot in Britain's Royal Air Force during World War II, that were specially commissioned for the terminal.

The auction is taking place on April 21 in a Heathrow hotel suite.

Heathrow opened as London's new airport in 1946.

Over 67 million passengers travel through annually on services offered by 90 airlines travelling to over 180 destinations.

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