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LCY – West Pier Refurbishment

Redevelopment of the 300 metre long West Pier at London City Airport to double its size.

Role: Principal Contractor for Health & Safety and full M&E fit-out.

Project Design

Our design team has assisted in the redevelopment of the 300 metre long West Pier to double its size with a new construction alongside the existing building. This included assisting with the full M&E design process during 2014 and moving on to construction phase, which started in 2015.As the project has developed our role has grown from M&E Principal Contractor to Principal Contractor for the whole project.Our project team manage the co-ordination of all elements of the project on behalf of London City Airport and worked closely with Principal Designers, Pascal & Watson, and M&E designers, Waterman.

Maintaining business as usual…

The works were located airside within a high-level security area, requiring a good logistical approach and a great understanding of airport operations. This was supported with excellent communication and liaison with the key stakeholders including Airport Security, Airfield Operations & Safety Unit, ID unit, Customer Services Centre, Airport Fire Services, Flight Operation Handlers and Concessions. As Principal Contractor, we were responsible for all Health & Safety for this project and worked closely with Lend Lease, LCY’s CDM team.

24 hour operation…

The airport remained fully operational throughout so works were phased to a 24-hour programme with out-of-hours working as required. The feedback from all parties has been excellent.

Works Included within This Project:

Electrical Works Installed by BP Installations:

  • Removal of all existing electrical services within the Western Pier.
  • Installation of Low Voltage Infrastructure.
  • Installation of LED Intelligent lighting control systems.
  • Removal of existing stand lighting and Installation of new LED stand and Gate Lighting.
  • Installation of new external signage and security apron lighting.
  • Installation of all external power and lighting to vehicle bay locations within the West Pier.
  • Installation of 600 metres of high level 630 amp main distribution bus bar trunking, including all ‘tap off’ and main distribution boards.
  • Installation of all containment for all new services within the Western Pier.
  • Installation of wiring infrastructure and the testing and commissioning of all mechanical services within the West Pier.
  • Installation of new fire alarm system including, commissioning and connection to existing system.
  • Installation of new PAVA system to existing system.
  • Installation of all data communications including new IT rooms.
  • Door entry security systems.Installation of flight information and advertising screens.
  • Installation of retail concessions within West Pier – Pret a Manger.
  • Testing – inspecting and commissioning of all electrical services within the West Pier Project.

Mechanical Works Installed by BP Installations:

  • Installation of air conditioning system.
  • Installation of AHU systems.
  • Installation of ductwork – ventilation and insulation.
  • Installation of cold, hot water and waste services.
  • Installation of toilet and shower rooms.
  • Installation of fire stopping to services.
  • Installation of sprayed insulation to high level ceilings.
  • Testing and commissioning of all services.

Internal Fit-Out Works Site Managed As Principal Contractor by BP Installations include:

  • Bespoke joinery installation of walls.
  • Dry lining of internal walls.
  • Acoustic ceiling baffles.
  • Stainless steel trims and skirting.
  • Glass wall installations, dividers and staircases.
  • Decorations to all areas.
  • Access flooring and ceramic floor tiling.
  • Signage  and CCTV Security camera system.
  • Retail Concession Units.

External Fit-Out Works Site Managed As Principal Contractor by BP Installations include:

  • Demolition of existing external fabrics.
  • Installation of external cladding to new steel frame of new building structure.
  • External door and new corridor access routes to arrival halls.
  • Vehicle bay refurbishments works.