Bristol Airport has begun work on a six-month refurbishment of the air traffic control tower including a more than £3.5m investment to improve and enhance the 20-year-old facility.
The tower will undergo extensive renovations, improving the overall aesthetics and functionality of the building whilst meeting the latest building standards and regulations.
It will incorporate environmentally friendly elements such as energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling system reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
The project will include several significant improvements to the air traffic control tower including:
- Lift replacement
New external facing
New doors and windows
Enhanced rest facilities for colleagues
Bristol Airport investment
The investment will provide a significantly improved air traffic control tower for National Air Traffic Services colleagues and engineers working on site, providing round the clock air traffic services to the airport.
The project forms part of Bristol Airport’s overall multi-million-pound transformational development plan enabling 12 million passengers a year to use the airport.
Andrew Goodenough, infrastructure director at Bristol Airport, said: “This £3.5m refurbishment project represents a significant milestone in our efforts to modernise our air traffic control infrastructure and continues to ensure the highest levels of safety and efficiency.
“We have worked closely with the Air Traffic Control team, and business contract partners to bring these state-of-the-art plans to life. It will be a complex project working with the various teams to ensure the day-to-day operation is disrupted as little as possible, whilst the much needed refurbishment take place.”
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