Project Description

At Heathrow Airport, British Airways is creating one of the largest and most technically advanced flight simulation facilities in the world.

Technical Building A – Pristine London had to strip out this Grade II listed hangar including services across 300m of the arched concrete roof on canted trusses at a high level. The working area was next to live aircraft maintenance and engineering workshops. There could be no dust or debris as this would compromise BA’s business continuity and safety record.

Technical Building C – This involved stripping out approximately 200,000 square feet of offices and plant rooms in a ten storey, occupied building.

FOD (foreign object debris) posed a significant risk due to the proximity of one of the world’s busiest airports – waste removal and general housekeeping required extra planning and diligence. In the end, a special tunnel was constructed for loading debris and all waste was safely secured within netted or enclosed containers. Both techniques helped to minimise the risk of airborne debris, a serious threat to aircraft safety. Only 1% of the waste went to landfill.

Working with ISG and G4S to manage access to the compound and ensure secure logistics was also a significant challenge.

Key Points:

GRADE II LISTED AIRCRAFT HANGAR IN WORLD’S BUSIEST AIRPORT

100% DIVERSION FROM LANDFILL 96% RECYCLING

96% RECYCLING 3% WASTE TO ENERGY

3% WASTE TO ENERGY 1% LANDFILL

1% LANDFILL 200,000 SQ FT OF OFFICES & PLANT ROOMS IN LIVE BUILDING

200,000 SQ FT OF OFFICES & PLANT ROOMS IN LIVE BUILDING 300 METRES OF CONCRETE ROOF AT HIGH LEVEL

300 METRES OF CONCRETE ROOF AT HIGH LEVEL