• Julie Wheeler


The UK and Ireland’s transport infrastructure has its own unique requirements. We have extensive experience of mechanical and electrical installation across this varied sector. Click on the relevant number above to access the case studies identified below:

2.   Nottingham Train Station, Network Rail
3.   Heathrow Airport Aeronautical Ground Lighting, Morgan Est
4.   Heathrow Airport Baggage Handling System, Vanderlande Industries
5.   New Cross Gate Train Depot, East London Line
6.   DHL International Hub, DHL Worldwide Express
7.   Farnborough Airport Air Traffic Control Tower, TAG Aviation
8.   Morden Station, Tube Lines
9.   Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport Authority
10. Cork Airport, Aer Rianta
11. London Bridge Station, Mace

Nottingham Train Station

Network Rail

Nottingham Railway Station is the principal railway station of the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. It is served by East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Northern Rail.  Since 2010 the station has benefitted from a £60 million refurbishment and redevelopment, which included pedestrianising the station’s covered entrance and the restoration of the station’s Grade II listed buildings.

This project, delivered under the Rail Project Management System, was part of the £60 million development of the listed station. Imtech delivered concept and detail design, along with the installation, testing and commissioning of mechanical, electrical and communication systems.

Heathrow Airport Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL)

Morgan Est.

We were contracted to provide Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) and associated electrical installations for the Eastern Apron Development programme at Heathrow Airport. This is the first part of a complete restructuring of the taxiways and stands on the eastern side of the airport, which includes the new Terminal Two building and multiple new parking stands for aircraft.

The majority of the installation, which included AGLs on taxiways, associated cabling, substation installations and parking aids to new stands required some night time working. Meticulous planning, in consultation with Airport Operations led to virtually no disruption to daily aircraft movements.

Heathrow Airport Baggage Handling System

Vanderlande Industries

Acting as prime contractor on behalf of Vanderlande Industries we delivered mechanical and electrical installation works on the baggage handling system (Vanderlande Tubtrax® and Bagtrax®) along with Departure and Check-in Conveyors at Heathrow Terminal 5.

The Tubtrax® system is a network of twin belt conveyors, directly linked to the ‘Early Bag-Store’. Baggage is retrieved from and automatically returned to the system to be delivered to the relevant aircraft prior to departure.

Bagtrax® is a high-speed Destination Coded Vehicle System, guided throughout Terminal 5A and 5B, which will eventually link to Terminal 5C.

New Cross Gate train depot

East London Line

The East London Line is a former London Underground line that has been incorporated into the London Overground line, running north to south through the East End, Docklands and Southern areas of London.  The line closed in December 2007 for an extensive £363 million refurbishment and expansion project, reopening in April 2010.

We delivered the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all the mechanical and electrical services, including the 750V DC Shore Supplies for the new Maintenance Facility Building at New Cross Gate depot, which was a key part of this extensive upgrade project.

DHL International Hub

DHL Worldwide Express

DHL’s International Hub is a purpose-built 63 acre, £35 million facility at East Midlands Airport that ships thousands of packages both domestically and globally each year.  It consists of a 40,000m² warehouse, 10,000m² associated offices on three floors, 30 truck bays, 165,000m² apron providing 18 aircraft stands, on-site re-fuelling facilities for DHL trucks and complex equipment to handle volumes exceeding 1200 tonnes per night.

As part of this new build project, we provided the installation, testing and commissioning of all associated electrical services. These included lighting, power, external lighting, CCTV, security system, fire alarm, IT cabling, ventilation system, solar and low pressure hot water heating.

Farnborough Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

TAG Aviation

Farnborough was the UK’s first airfield and home to the country’s first powered flight in 1908. Originally owned by the British Ministry of Defence, it was redeveloped as a business aviation centre in 2003 by TAG Aviation.

As part of the redevelopment, a new Air Traffic Control tower was built, featuring state-of-the-art control equipment requiring a resilient services support network including UPS, generator and DX cooling. Working alongside Bovis Lend Lease and Buro Happold, we ensured that the project was delivered to schedule and budget, taking responsibility for the delivery of the mechanical and electrical services and the implementation of the building management system facility.

Morden Station

Tube Lines

Morden Station is the southern terminus for the Northern Line on the London Underground network. First opened in 1926, it required modernisation to support the demands of today’s commuter numbers.

We were commissioned by Tube Lines to undertake a station modernisation and enhancement project. This included the provision of new electrical and mechanical services as well as modification to the existing. All switch rooms were upgraded and new multi-compartment cable containment provided throughout the station. New lighting was integrated with the cable management system in the Ticket Hall and mechanical services including heating, ventilation and air conditioning were installed to the staff areas.

Dublin Airport

Aer Rianta

Dublin Airport is Ireland’s busiest and one of the 10 busiest in Europe.  More than 19 million passengers used the airport in 2012.  On average, with over 600 aircraft movements daily, it manages 60,000 passengers, rising to 80,000 during the peak season.

Following the opening of Terminal 2 and its connected boarding gate pier, the airport is now equipped to handle more than 30 million passengers each year.  As part of the airport’s continued expansion plans, we have provided the electrical services for multiple projects throughout the airport, both airside and landside.

Cork Airport – Terminal 2

Aer Rianta

Cork Airport manages an average of 7000 passengers per day, rising to 15,000 during the peak season and up to 60 aircraft movements a day. An average of 2.4 million passengers use Cork Airport annually, flying to over 50 destinations across Europe.

Dublin Airport Authority, operators of Cork Airport, identified the need to expand and develop the airport.  The first phase of the terminal expansion and development plan, providing an extension to the terminal and a new pier, was completed in 2006 and brought the capacity up to its current level.  We were engaged to provide the electrical services with our scope of work including supply, assembly and installation, connection testing and commissioning of additional electrical installations.

London Bridge Station


London Bridge Station is one of the oldest in the world, opening in 1836 it is now one of the busiest for bus, rail and underground services in the capital. Around 54 million passengers go through London Bridge Station each year.

Imtech installed mechanical and electrical services in three phases; a lighting scheme for the revised layout in the bus station, enabling works in preparation for the construction of the Baby Shard including design, modification and migration of tunnel ventilation systems along with numerous technical services, remodelling of the concourse lighting and modifications to the sprinkler system.