T5 Terminal Visual Control Room Tower, London, UK
 
Synopsis:
Review of construction engineering for the erection of the new control tower
Contractor:
Watson Steel
End Client:
BAA

In order to accommodate Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, a new Visual Control Room (VCR) Tower was needed as the original tower could not meet the increased demand. The new £50m steel control tower, which is located near Terminal 3, is 87 m high and offers controllers a 360-degree view of the entire airport and features the latest in air traffic technology.

Tony Gee completed a review of the construction engineering for the erection of the new tower. The tower itself consists of a three storey base build, an 18-storey tubular steel mast and the equivalent of a five-storey building on top of the mast, which is known as the cab.

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