Pascall+Watson have designed a new Air Traffic Control Tower at London City Airport. The tower will be the first in the UK to operate as a single digital source of air traffic control and will put the airport at the forefront of a global aviation trend.

The scheme is part of a safer generation of technology for air traffic management, offering increased capabilities to the controllers. The 50 metre high structure will use the latest SAAB data technology to feed a virtual operations control room based at the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) headquarters in Swanwick.

Construction of the tower is due to be completed in 2018 and will become fully operational in 2019.


This year London City Airport, which is marking its 30th anniversary, will also begin construction on the £350 million City Airport Development Programme (CADP). The Pascall+Watson designed project, which includes a significant terminal extension, will increase the airport’s capacity to 6.5 million passengers per year by 2025.

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