Airport s are bustling, high traffic environments -buildings that never sleep. With an estimated 31.3 million passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport each year, with luggage, trolleys and children in tow, it is easy to see how important the right choice of flooring is. It needs to be incredibly durable, highly slip resistant and fit for purpose.
As one of the chosen suppliers for BAA, Strata Tiles provided Strata Dante and Strata Dino for the Gatwick Airport ITTS station and Pier Two. Now owned by GIP, we are proud to be involved with a number of upcoming high profile projects at the airport, including the South Terminal forecourt. There are a number of key aspects that have to be taken into account when specifying for an airport environment and we offer a talk on the complexities behind specifying for airports, a short extract of which follows below:
With a building designed for almost 24/7 heavy foot traffic, how do companies like Strata Tiles succeed in working with architects, developers and airport contractors to refit and install flooring within a busy terminal? In short, airports manage to accommodate an incredibly high level of construction in and around their working day, this is necessary in order to keep their buildings open and the passengers moving.