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Mercury delivers completion of Dublin Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  2nd Apr, 2019  /  Projects

Mercury has completed works on the Air Traffic Visual Control Tower in Dublin Airport. In late 2017, Mercury were contracted to carry out the electrical works for the new Control Tower at Dublin Airport for the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). The VCT comprises three separate but integrated building elements namely:

  • A control cab of 5 stories.
  • The cab supporting shaft of 18 stories.
  • A base building of 1 storey above the basement plant room. The base building will accommodate staff facilities, electronic systems and mechanical plant space to provide control of the VCT environment.

The overall height of the VCT structure is 86.9m. Ancillary elements of the project include the following:

  • A 37m2 single storey security hut
  • A 72 m2 oil tank storage area.
  • An external car park and associated security features.
  • Security fencing,
  • All associated site works, landscaping and services connections.
  • The gross floor area of the development is approximately 2766m2 gross internal area.

The tower is one of the tallest structures on the island of Ireland, surpassing Belfast’s 85m Obel Tower as Ireland’s tallest building (excluding non-building structures such as Dublin’s Pigeon House Towers and the spire of St. John’s Cathedral in Limerick).

The tower was designed by Scott Tallon Walker (STW), with Arup serving as the M&E consultants. Tony Duddy, Director of Building Services said, “We are delighted to be working on this project for the IAA”.

Mercury’s project team included Seamus Reilly as Operations Manager, Enda Walsh as Project Manager, Colm McCormack as Supervisor and Kim O’Connor as Commercial Manager. The project was successfully completed in March 2019.

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