Structural Upgrades to the Cobbacombe Weather Radar Site

Location:Various

Sector:Meteorological

LARS completed works to improve internal access to the Met Office weather radar site at Cobbacombe in Devon.

The works included the fabrication and installation of a new 18 metre spiral staircase to replace the existing vertical ladder. The works were successfully completed over a twelve week period.

The overall scope of works for the project comprised the following:

  • Oversee the removal of the existing Radome and Radar System
  • Remove the existing hooped ladder
  • Installation of a new spiral staircase to the top platform, including fencing and foundation
  • Installation of a companionway ladder from the top platform into the dome, including weld mesh protective fencing
  • Fabrication and installation of a new platform and lifting hatch
  • Modify the existing hatch opening and install a new interlock hatch into the Radome
  • Fabrication and installation of a steel support for the Radome, including the extension of the support platform
  • Install a new cable tray management system
  • Oversee the installation of a new Radome and Radar system
  • Patch repair corrosion and repaint the tower, platform and stairs