London Luton Airport, previously Luton International Airport, is one of the six international airports which serves the London area.
The airport serves as the base for many airlines including EasyJet, TUI Airways, Ryanair and Wizz Air.
London Luton serves mainly European destinations, however some flights charter to destinations in Northern Africa and Asia.
In 2018, over 16.5 million passengers passed through the airport – making it the UK’s fifth busiest falling behind Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead.
Busy airports require large parking capacities, that’s why The Buckingham Group called in Riggotts National Line Marking to resurface their multi-story car park and apply clearer, bolder lines to improve visibility as well as capacity.
With the client’s airport serving tens of millions of people a year, Riggotts needed to develop a streamlined, staged strategy to ensure minimal disruption to the airports’ operation during the project.
The floors of the car park were split into stages, starting from the ground floor and working their way up.
Riggotts National Line Marking enlisted their state-of-the-art captive shot-blasting technology to resurface the surfaces in the car park, reducing the number of concrete dust particles which enter the air. This not only minimises respiratory hazards for people nearby but also minimises clean up allowing operations to carry on as normal as soon as possible.
Maintenance, while a key part of ensuring an airport is safe and fit for use, is also a large cause for delays. Riggotts have an excellent track record of delivering their projects on time and to budget.
Riggotts used a combination of materials for the project, including hard-wearing Single Pack Epoxy – chosen for its longevity, versatile application and bold colours.
Riggotts applied a plethora of markings in the newly resurfaced car park.
Accessible Parking bays were added to improve the overall usability of the car park for less-abled passengers, and pedestrian walkways were made more pronounced to improve the safety of people on foot in the car park.
Directional arrows on the pedestrian walkways were also used to remove confusion and ease navigation of the large-capacity car park – helping people get to their flights on time and improving the customer experience.
The improved floor plan also utilises ultra-clear give way markings to reduce confusion amongst motor traffic and prevent incidents, which would certainly kick off passengers’ holidays to a bad start.
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With the client's airport serving tens of millions of people a year, Riggotts developed a streamlined strategy to ensure minimal disruption to the airports’ operation during the project. —