London Luton Airport has embarked upon a £110m expansion plan, set to transform the airport and increase capacity to 18 million passengers annually from 12 million by 2020. As well as increasing capacity the project will deliver significant improvements to the passenger experience.
The first example of the improvements to the passenger terminal can already be seen in the newly created ground-floor security search area which opened on 8th September 2015. Equipped with the latest scanning and tray return systems the new security search area is set to expand further still in later stages of the development but has already improved the speed and ease with which passengers clear security.
Tasked with designing and installing a general paging system and fire-rated voice evacuation system, to assist with passenger safety in the event of an emergency, the services of ADC Ltd have been engaged for this phase of the redevelopment project.
ADC Ltd has been involved with the airport’s gate paging facilities, operations control centre paging, public address system and crash alarm facilities at the airport’s fire station for some time. This latest phase of airport transformation requires the installed Paging and Voice Alarm system to have the flexibility to be suitable during the transitional phases, as well as the final completed stages of the project. The newly completed security search area will be a third larger than its current temporary size.