The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has started construction of an 86.9 m air traffic control tower at Dublin Airport.

The new facility will be ready for single runway operation during the first half of 2020 and will be ready to facilitate parallel runway operations by 2021 when the Northern parallel runway is introduced at Dublin Airport.

The tower has been designed by Scott Tallon Walker, including Arup and Linesight, in association with IAA experts. BAM Ireland is the main contractor. Although this new tower will not surpass the height of some structures like the cathedral spire of St. John’s in Limerick, it will become one of the tallest building in Ireland after its completion.

“The height of the new Dublin Air Traffic Control Tower will ensure that it becomes a significant feature on the Dublin skyline,” said David Cahill of Scott Tallon Walker.