Radar Tower


Work was recently completed on one of our projects which represented a first for our engineers. We were tasked by our clients to detail a new radar tower in Northfleet, Kent, that oversees safe navigation on one of the busiest reaches of the River Thames. The state-of-the-art structure has replaced an original, aged tower with a new, energy efficient system including: radar, CCTV, weather monitoring, pilotage sector lights and a microwave communications system.

As the radar tower was the first of its kind for our specialist design team, we worked closely with our client, Swann Engineering, to ensure our expertise fulfilled their exacting plans. Through collaborative processes and information sharing, we produced 3D models to develop connection details for the 50m high radar tower.

The tower’s access items, however, benefited from our wealth of experience in the area and as such were designed at our discretion to our client’s requirements. We completed the tower’s design by detailing fabrication packages for its ladders, miscellaneous stairs, flooring, handrails and a central spiral staircase together with its base mesh enclosure.

Because we never stop learning and we’re always looking to gain new expertise, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more projects like this. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

Image: Port of London Authority