Channel Islands

Redeveloping Jersey Airport

An extensive project to redevelop Jersey Airport is now complete. The redevelopment work has helped to improve efficiency, whilst at the same time reducing the environmental impact of the site.

The project comprised the construction of a new traffic control tower and the demolition of two floors of the Arrivals Terminal in order to remove the former air traffic control centre, the visual control towers and the air traffic engineering accommodation. The Aviator Restaurant, which officially ceased trading in 2009, was also removed from the site.

Work began in 2009 with the construction of a new air traffic control centre with a 39-metre tower. The two-storey building was built using a mixture of faced blockwork and aluminium curved rainscreen cladding, whilst the main shaft of the tower was constructed using shutter and concrete pour.

The construction of the new facility was completed ahead of enabling works, which took place at the Arrivals Terminal in August 2011. Following the enabling works, a programme of demolition works took place in October 2011, which was in turn followed by a complete strip out of the building’s existing features.

Funding for the project was provided by Jersey Airport’s Trading Fund and covered the removal of asbestos, demolition works, all of the reinstatement works and associated fees and services. AC Mauger was the main contractor for both the construction of the new traffic control tower and the removal of existing facilities.

Whilst work was conducted on Jersey Airport, scaffolding was erected and screens were installed to conceal the demolition works from public view. The majority of the redevelopment work took place during the Airport’s operating hours and disruption to services was kept to a minimum.

Additional work also took place during the night to allow cranes onto the site for the removal of demolition materials.

All of the work conducted at Jersey Airport was implemented to redesign the existing air space – more commonly known as the Channel Islands Control Zone (CICZ) – which is located in and around the Channel Islands.

The CICZ is designated to Jersey Airport by the UK and French governments and provides an air traffic control service of up to 19,500 feet high and 8,100 sq nautical miles wide. The current Channel Islands air space was last modified during the 1960s, however this redevelopment will now allow for additional air capacity in the future.

AC Mauger Construction 

Founded in 1947, AC Mauger Construction is part of the Style Group and undertakes a variety of construction projects across a range of industries, including the leisure, hospitality, retail and commercial sectors.

All of AC Mauger’s work is delivered on time, within budget and to a very high standard and over the past 60 years, the company has gathered a great wealth of experience in the industry. The company’s previous projects include The Oysterbox, Les Ormes Pool and El Tico, and AC Mauger is also recognised as a Chartered Building Company with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Since 2006, AC Mauger has won a number of Jersey Construction Awards including Business of the Year 2008 and Project of the Year 2010 for the construction of Jersey Airport’s Control Tower.

AC Mauger also takes the health and safety of its employees very seriously. As a member of the Style Group, AC Mauger works towards a strict policy that maintains safe working conditions at all times.

The Style Group CEO, Andy Fleet, said:

“As a responsible employer, the Style Group is conscious that health and safety is a management responsibility of equal importance to sales and quality.”

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