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Proposed third runway at Heathrow will run right through British Airways headquarters

But nobody bothered to inform the chief of International Airlines Group, BA’s parent company, that his office would fall to the wrecking ball.

“The first I saw of it was when the Airport Commission report came out and I saw a map and I thought, that looks very close to Waterside,” Walsh said. “Then I discovered it actually went right through Waterside.”


Waterside is the headquarters of both BA and IAG, a facility that cost £200m to build and opened in 1998. Through the British version of eminent domain, IAG will receive 25% over the market price for the property. However, rising fees to operate from an expanded Heathrow mean that the company will essentially end up paying to have their headquarters demolished.

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