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Case Study

Mcr Airport Control Tower


Mcr Airport Control Tower

Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall plc

Location: Manchester, North West, UK

The Task: From the original control tower at the airport, the controllers could see for miles, yet part of the reason for closure was the things that couldn’t be seen – they had great views of Jodrell Bank, however the end of Runway 2 wasn’t visible without the help of CCTV.  The team also ditched pen and paper planning for a digital technology.

The Solution: The new tower is 60m (197ft) high and was built using a method of continuous concrete pouring over 9 days, using some 600 cubic metres of concrete and 65 tons of reinforced steelwork.  The completed tower replaces the existing 40-year-old tower and dominates Manchester airport’s skyline, providing a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire airport.

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The Result: The £20m tower, which at 60 metres is the second tallest in the UK, became operational in June 2013 on the 75th anniversary of the airport’s opening.