HV Baggage Substation

Client: Birmingham Airport Ltd
Role: Commercial Support
Project value: £1.9m

This project is a good representation of the teams collaborative working at Birmingham Airport. The new HV baggage Substation is located on the apron adjacent to the runway and as such required careful planning and design.
It has increased the team's knowledge on BAL H&S procedures, the PTW process, the time frames, and procedures relating to COCO.

The works have also involved connecting onto existing airport infrastructure services and as such the team is used to liaising with a number of stakeholders to obtain the relevant information in order to progress the design effectively and efficiently. With the restricted access and site, the design team have worked together to come up with electrical and building design solutions to ensure the building meets its fire safety criteria and ensure all specialist electrical works are functioning correctly within the building shell.

Refurbishment Of Swissport Offices

Client: Birmingham Airport Ltd
Role: Commercial Support & Building Design
Project value: £500k

DMR were appointed by the main contractor to undertake commercial support. As the scheme was a Design and Build project we were also engaged to develop the design drawings.
Delivered in two phases. The first phase involved the conversion of a number of ancillary rooms located throughout Birmingham Airport both Airside and Landside to provide new office accommodation for Swissport.
The second phase was the refurbishment of the existing Swissport offices including the relocation of the CP Wall.

Security Gate Surveys

Client: Birmingham Airport Ltd
Role: Condition Surveys
Project value: £300k

As part of Birmingham Airports commitment to enhancing the staff welfare facilities, the airport identified concerns with two of their external check points. These two check points were Hanger and Ramp Road and were located on either ends of the airfield. The check points were used for security clearance of vehicles in and out of the airfield and adjacent road leading to the Engineering base.

The checkpoints were two storey buildings, metal clad with supporting canopy wings built in 1987 and had little to no refurbishment works undertaken.
DMR were appointed to produce detailed condition reports on both areas including Building, Mechanical and Electrical elements and also including the external works and access points surrounding the buildings.

DMR undertook a detailed physical survey including load testing of the existing electrical system. The survey also involved the use of a cherry picker to gain a close inspection of the roof and canopy wings. A report was then developed which included the findings, also included were individual room by room survey sheets done on a traffic light system approach, annotated pictures and the results from the electrical testing and drainage survey.