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.