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Test Tower

Optic Test Tower

Location: St Asaph

Case Study Overview

Glyndwr University’s research and development of the parabolic shaped mirrors for the Space Telescope . This construction project required the installation of an extremely accurate measuring instrument mounted on a 35m high tower. The tower made of a large steel frame construction was  founded on in-situe Auger Bored Piled Foundations .

The top of the tower where the measuring instruments are to be  installed is constructed  some 8m high above the line of the existing roof. This required a very large opening to be formed in the existing roof construction to accommodate the height of the tower. The tower being enclosed by a steel frame and  insulated cladding to walls and roof.

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Optic Test Tower