SeriousPR: Thornton completes £3.2m project at Luton Airport

Thornton completes £3.2m project at Luton Airport

Scheme forms part of wider £100m development to increase capacity

Toomebridge specialist roofing and cladding company, Thornton has completed a £3.2m extension project at Luton Airport.

Thornton installed 11,000m2 of Euroclad Elite standing seam aluminium roofing system within various areas across the airport’s grounds including new pier gates and departure / arrival areas, both landside and airside.

A further 11,000m2 of wall panelling was installed using Kingspan’s architectural façade system.

The project forms part of a wider £100m development to increase the passenger throughput capacity of Luton airport.

Paul McErlane, Contracts Manager at Thornton commented: “Thornton is particularly proud to have delivered this project on time within budget in a live environment where public safety was a high on the agenda. The streamlined and practical products used paired with quality workmanship were key to this project’s success.” As a busy thoroughfare, the airport remained operational throughout the project duration which called for careful planning and health and safety awareness in areas such as Foreign Object Debris (FOD) management.

Marco Abrate, Lead architect at Todd Architects commented: “Building control and British standards were key drivers in our choice in products for this project. For example, certain areas required ASIAD compliant façade systems – they needed to be bomb-blast proof. Other key considerations included the need for products with a long lifespan that fell within tight budgets.

“Thornton was very proactive throughout the project and the level of competence on site was impressive; undoubtedly playing a key role in the project’s success. Thornton staff quickly fitted in as part of the team and were a pleasure to work with.”

Northern-Ireland owned McLaughlin & Harvey was the main contractor on the project.

Thornton is a leading roofing and cladding company based in Northern Ireland, delivering projects across the UK and Ireland. Established over 50 years ago, the family-owned business prides itself in its ability to deliver high quality workmanship, exemplary customer service and value for money. The company has built a strong reputation for being the go-to one-stop construction services company.

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