Upgrades completed to Met Office radar sites

15 July 2014

LARS Communications have successfully completed the structural upgrades of the Met Office radar sites at Hameldon Hill in Lancashire and Hill of Dudwick in Aberdeenshire.

The work has included the fabrication and installation of staircases and platforms to improve accessibility and the refurbishment of radars and fitting of new radomes. The upgrades on these two sites are part of a comprehensive renewal programme by the Met Office and Environment Agency to upgrade weather radar capability, as well as improving the building and tower infrastructure to meet the latest health and safety requirements.

The projects at Hameldon Hill and Hill of Dudwick radar sites follow similar projects completed by Lars at the Chenies, Castor Bay and Cobbacombe radar sites.

Work at another radar site at Ingham in Lincolnshire is due to start in the Autumn.

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