Following on from the Air Traffic Control Centre at Shannon, The Irish Aviation Authority commissioned Scott Tallon Walker Architects to design the new Air Traffic Control for Cork International Airport. Unlike Shannon this project required a visual connection between the controller and aircraft with the inclusion of a 20 meter tower.
The 1.0 hectare site located in the townland of Ballygarvan, is on the west side of the airfield. Access to the site is from the airfield perimeter road. The brief required a single storey building containing all necessary administration and staff facilities together with the main mechanical and electrical systems supporting the control tower.
The tower and lower support building are integrated and have been designed and constructed to the highest standards. All supporting functions to the building are designed to sustain the necessary level of 24/7 service required and were co- ordinated with the requirements of Thales Group, the appointed systems designer.