In the Press: Installation of Two Radar Towers for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
10 August 2021
Earlier this year we completed the installation of two radar towers for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), a project which has piqued the interest of the local press.
The project itself was part of vitally important upgrades to UK air defence systems and unlike some of the structures we are tasked with designing and building, the brief from the FCDO was very different. The towers stand at only five metres in height, with a diameter of twenty-three metres. It also has a 12 x 5 metre access platform.
Among the headlines were: “Carnforth firm completes major contract for government air defence systems”. This piece, which ran in the Lancaster Guardian, went on to say; “The Carnforth-based company said the towers – located at Remote Radar Head Brizlee Wood and RRH Buchan – are part of a vitally important upgrade to UK air defence systems.”
It went on to add; “These planned upgrades are hugely important to the production of the Recognised Air Picture, which RRH Brizlee Wood and RRH Buchan use to provide real-time information on potential air threats to UK Airspace.”
The story also ran on the news pages of Lancashire Business View and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.
At the time our MD, Ian Turner, has high praise for everyone involved, saying; “This was a really exciting project for everyone involved. From the initial designs to the final installation, the team has been fantastic.”
He also highlighted the challenges posed by COVID-19, challenges which everyone involved with the project overcame, completing the radar tower installations on time and on budget.
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Please see links to the various stories covering the installation of two radar towers below: