Gatwick Airport Pier 2

Pier Two’s redevelopment on the airport’s South Terminal has increased the number of aircraft stands from 9 to 13. Which, in turn, will prepare the airfield for the future demolition and redevelopment of Pier One. In addition, substantial improvements to the building have provided a better environment for passengers.

Part of the improvement has been provided by naturally ventilating the new passenger circulation areas. But there are problems associated with large ventilation holes in the building envelope.

Emtec collaborated with the architect, mechanical consultant and envelope contractor to develop a system that would allow sufficient air through the building, whilst controlling the unwanted ingress of the weather and very loud aircraft noise.

The result? A carefully considered design, combining external louvres, silencers, and electrically controlled dampers. Manufactured by Emtec and installed by Emtec on programme.

The feedback is that passengers are now enjoying the benefit of the naturally ventilated areas in quiet comfort, despite the proximity of so many aircraft.