Lanseria International Airport (LIA) is a privately-owned airport situated in Lanseria, Johannesburg, and being a major player in the South African aviation industry, is continuously expanding to meet the growing passenger demand and international status requirements. One of the most recent expansion projects was the construction of a new fire station and control tower. The existing fire station and control tower moved to the new complex.
Delta BEC was appointed to provide design and construction supervision services for the new fire station and control tower, and provided a team of architects and civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and fire engineers, as well as quantity surveyors and project managers.
The fire station is a double-storey structure with double-volume parking for the fire rescue vehicles on the ground floor, and an office and administration space on the adjacent first floor. A 27 m control tower was constructed adjacent to the first floor office space and houses ATNS and the South African Weather Service.
As part of the project, access roads were constructed from the airport to the facility, as well as emergency response roads from the facility to the runway. In addition, landscaping, the relocation of existing services to accommodate the structure, as well as the removal of vegetation and disposal thereof formed part of the project.