Client: Edinburgh Airport
BHC were appointed by Balfour Beatty as the structural steelwork contractor for the 5,000 sq m. expansion of Edinburgh Airport’s Departure Lounge. The extension offers more space for passengers to relax and a wider choice of shops, bars and restaurants.
The project was a challenge in terms of logistics but one that BHC were confident in achieving. All works were to take place during nightshift hours due to the airport continuing to be operational throughout the day meaning BHC were limited to approximately 4 hour time slots that were often interrupted and stopped at any time due to the nature of the site. BHC were able to work within the constraints of the live airport and stringent security to deliver the finalised steelwork structure to our client on time.
Prior to the steel being erected, all steelwork was shot blasted and a coating of C400V3 Epoxy Zinc Phosphate Primer / Buildcoat to a Dry Film Thickness of 75 microns was applied to the steelwork followed by intumescent paint in order to achieve a fire resistance of 120 minutes. All paintwork was completed within BHC own in-house intumescent paint shop.