Flying high with airport ceiling contract
Vinci Construction engaged Parker Ceilings in the installation of 5,000m² of SA System 600 metal ceilings for the impressively styled security area and departure lounges in the Gatwick South Terminal.
London Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal welcomes 17.8 million passengers per year and with regular expansion in mind, Gatwick’s owners, the US-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), recently introduced a new £45 million state-of-the-art security area as well as extending departure lounges.
Main contractors Vinci Construction engaged Parker Ceilings to install 5,000m² of SA System 600 metal ceilings, knowing that we were highly regarded for our ability to provide aesthetic and acoustic solutions, so essential for the development of the country’s second biggest airport.
SA System 600 is an acoustic raft that is directly suspended from a flat structural soffit or in coffers. The system was specified for the airport as it allows for free air movement to the structural slab for natural thermal mass cooling, in addition to being an inherently hard-wearing surface, making it a hygienic and a low-maintenance option ideal for the transportation sector.
The ceiling installation, which is expected to have a lifespan in excess of 25 years, not only answered demands for aesthetics but also provides essential acoustic control within Gatwick’s busy environment.
Thanks to all of you and your men for another great job on Level 5. The client is moving in this weekend and has accepted the completed floor today. The comments that have come back from the design team today was that we had raised the level of quality and finish, and this floor was ‘by far the best so far’ well done.
Paul Kavanagh, Contracts Manager, BWI Ltd