The new ATC stands at a height of 34m and replaces the existing 1939-built control tower. The new tower is home to Birmingham Airport’s air traffic control provider NATS and provides controllers with a clear view across the runway and terminal, which will add to the safety of nine million passengers using the airport every year.
Spectrum was delighted to be selected by main contractor Morgan Sindall to deliver the roofing package on this prestigious project.
The work carried out by Spectrum includes the standing seam roof, bullnose fascias, soffits and rainwater goods to the single storey base building that surrounds the tower.
The Ziplok standing seam roof sheets were site rolled at eaves and factory tapered sheets were used around the base of the tower.
Airport projects place particular challenges on contractors in terms of enabling on-going airside operations to continue alongside construction works and Spectrum's extensive experience enabled it to support its client to accommodate operational requirements and maximise project efficiency.
This iconic building will be a significant part of the skyline for many years to come.