TEX ATC’s construction of the state of the art new control room at Manchester Airport began in the late summer of 2012 and completed in early 2013. The impressive control room is Britain’s second tallest after Heathrow Airport.

Tex ATC cranes glass into position on the Manchester air traffic control tower, UK
Lifting glass, Manchester Airport, UK

Dramatic view of the Tex ATC glass installation at Manchester Airport, UK

The control room was designed specifically to ensure that the controllers have the best possible view of both of the runways and of the airport complex. The VCR offers an excellent panoramic field of regard, allowing the controllers clear line of sight as far west as the mountains of Snowdonia and Eastwards to the Pennines.

The Tex team install glass in the air traffic control room at Manchester
Fitting the glass, Manchester Airport, UK

The Tex ATC glass is fitted at Manchester air traffic control

The key to the exceptional field of view is the use of TEX ATC’s own Maxi-View trapezoidal glass panes. The bespoke design and technical specification of this glass allows our design team to produce a control room that is functional, practical and aesthetically pleasing.

Close-up view of the Tex ATC control room at Manchester UK
Completed Control Room at Manchester Airport

Stunning views of Manchester airport from within the Tex ATC control room

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