BAA is to build a new £50M air traffic control centre at Heathrow. The tower, designed by consultant Arup and architect Richard Rogers, is needed to cope with plane movements at Terminal 5.
Planning permission has finally been granted for what will be Europe's tallest inhabited building, the 310m, 66-storey London Bridge Tower in Southwark. Dubbed the 'Shard of Light', the building was the subject of a public inquiry after the proposals were called in by deputy prime minister John Prescott in July last year.
Structural, mechanical and electrical and fire engineer is Arup, architect is Renzo Piano, developer is the Sellar Property Group.
Final repairs to Glasgow's troubled £8.5M rotating 'wing' tower have been delayed by adverse weather. The 105m high structure successfully passed recent trials after replacement of the massive lower bearing which collapsed in March 2002. The new bearing and four motors responsible for turning the 450t tower into the wind are working smoothly. But bad weather has hit fine tuning of the motors' control system. An opening date for the tower is still to be confirmed.