Tower Replacement Programme

Location:Various

Sector:Meteorological

LARS was awarded the contract for the Tower Replacement Programme at 14 Met Office sites across the UK – South Wales, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, as well as the North West, South East and South West of England – which ran over a 4 week period.

The scope of the works included all groundworks, the supply and install of lattice steel towers or poles and decommissioning of existing structures. All replacement structures were 10m in height.

At each site we were required to run a trial dig to ascertain the exact depth of the foundation as well as to clarify the nature of the ground conditions; to excavate and dispose of the material for the new tower foundation; to install new concrete foundation bases and lightning protection; supply and erect new heavy duty 10m towers; and decommission and dismantle the existing tower and remove from site.