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A new £6M air traffic control centre at Jersey Airport has been clad with Benchmark’s metallic façades and insulated panel products.

Benchmark is the architectural division of Kingspan and its products were specified as the ideal choice for this high profile project.

Local builders AC Mauger installed 850m² of Optimo in Spectrum Silver on the two storey main operations building. This is linked at both levels to the 39m high control tower, where 1200m² of Benchmark Metallic Façade ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) hook-on-cassettes in a metallic silver finish was installed to compliment the main building.

Graeme Hutchison, Assistant Director of Jersey Property Holdings Architects Section commented: “The Optimo system was selected to provide both the necessary thermal performance and the desired visual effect of a semi-matt finish to give a machine like quality. From a practical point of view rapid run off was essential to avoid unsightly staining due to the powerful effect of aviation fuel.”

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