Gatwick Airport Operations Building

West Sussex, UK

Tony Gee and Partners was appointed by VINCI UK to undertake the detailed design and check of all structural and civil elements of the AOB building located within the airside zone at Gatwick Airport.

The design was delivered in accordance with BIM level 1 and subject to BREEAM.

An essential part of the scheme was close co-ordination with the architect and M&E consultants who were both directly contracted to VINCI. To assist with co-ordination activities all structural drawings were modelled in REVIT, and models were exchanged between consultants.

The building is 2/3 storey structure incorporating a cantilevered control room and houses primarily office space with a garage and welfare facilities located on the ground floor. The structure consists of a steel braced frame with cast insitu steel/concrete composite floors. Columns were supported on reinforced concrete pads. The civils elements included the provision of all signage, road markings, and a new pavement for a car parking area to the front and rear of the structure. In addition Tony Gee provided the design for all below ground level services, including foul, gas, a rainwater harvesting tank, foul drainage and a new pumping station and associated pumped main.

An unusual part of the structural design included making an allowance for jet blast loading generated through operation of nearby aircraft.


SynopsisDetailed design and check of all structural and civil elements of a new Gatwick Airport AOB building. This included close liason with architect and M&E consultant
ContractorVinci Construction UK Limited
End ClientGatwick Airport Limited
Sectors and ServicesAirports
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