T2 is a truly stunning terminal that brings you the ultimate in design, light and comfort, not to mention the best services, shops and restaurants. Aer Lingus is it’s anchor tenant and they occupy 28 check-in desks in the west-end of the check-in building.
The supporting columns in T2 are highly visible to the public as they form part of the aesthetics of the terminal. The main challenge we faced was ensuring that the stainless steel columns were highly polished and interconnected seamlessly, we achieved this with our precision laser cutting and folding technology.
One of our key services that won us this contract was the accuracy we could achieve with our in-house folding and laser cutting. As part of our work on this project, we produced hundreds of component parts for the columns in the main terminal hall.
As some of the columns were up to 10 metres in height, we had to produce aesthetic channels that ran from top to bottom to house the curved steel panels. The finish and accuracy had to be seamless over each of the 3 metre lengths as there was up to 0.2mm tolerance in joining together the panels to form the columns.
With this level of accuracy it created the aesthetic illusion that the columns were made of one piece of material.