Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Reid builds aircraft control tower in Newcastle

  • Comment
Reid Architecture has revealed these plans for a new £8.2 million control tower at Newcastle Airport.

Reid picked up the commission for the new 43m-high tower after winning an invited competition.

The project is part of a wider infrastructure development that aims to accommodate a major increase in passenger traffic.

The form of the tower is dictated by the demands of the brief. The design expands at the top to make space for the high level of accommodation required, while splaying out at the base to house the building facilities.

Reid team leader Peter Farmer said the design form was particularly interesting. 'To harmonise the relatively large elements at the top and bottom of the tower, compared to the relatively narrow stem, and to protect the plant, staircase and service risers, a net of stainless steel tension wires is proposed.

'Each strand of mesh is straight but the effect of the full pattern is to create a curved profile to the tower of perfect geometry,' he added.

by Ed Dorrell

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.