- Airports Monitor Porous Concrete
- Heathrow Ensures Security Amid Raac Discovery
- Gatwick Reports No Concerns After Routine Examinations
Heathrow stated that it has the means to keep the airport secure until “permanent solutions” can be implemented.
Gatwick said it has found no cause for concern.
Due to crumbling concrete, multiple schools and other buildings have been closed since September.
Last year, the material was discovered at Heathrow Terminal 3, and the airport has taken steps to secure it.
Since the discovery of Raac concrete at Heathrow, the airport has reviewed its management plans and found them to be satisfactory.
Heathrow Airport has been assessing its property and will continue to mitigate the risk wherever this material is discovered, according to a spokesperson.
Gatwick has conducted routine examinations of the concrete and is unconcerned with the results.
A spokesperson for Gatwick stated, “We have a register of locations containing Raac on the airport campus, which are closely monitored through a regular comprehensive structural inspection regime.”
The most recent Gatwick inspection occurred in June and “presented no cause for concern.”
The spokesperson added that Gatwick will continue to monitor the Raac regularly.
A spokesman for Manchester Airport stated that routine inspections had uncovered no Raac on the premises, and the airport was conducting an additional inspection to confirm.