Location:  Providence Tower, London

Duration: 4 days

H&S Statistics: No lost time, accidents or other incidents


Project summary

Delta were awarded the contract to supply and install three red, medium intensity WL3000 aircraft warning lights to the top end of a residential tower that will be operational during the hours of darkness. The installation also included a UPS Control Panel, brackets, a junction box and photocells.

At 136 metres high – 44 storeys in total – Providence Tower is one of the tallest structures in London.

Providence Tower pic 1An aerial shot of Providence Tower clearly displaying its vast scale surrounded by The River Thames

Created by developer Ballymore and built by Balfour Beatty, the project was announced in June 2012.  The tower takes its place beside Canary Wharf, which is famous for the scale and beauty of its urban landscape. It is also very close to Heathrow Airport.

Providence Tower embodies everything we know about creating environments in which residents can enjoy an exceptionally high standard of living.

Residential towers of this quality are few and far between in London. Providence Tower is a project of the greatest significance and represents a rare and seldom-repeated opportunity to invest in first class living accommodation of the highest possible standard.


Providence Tower pic 2An aerial shot of Providence Tower showing the array of surrounding features


Scope of work

The scope of the work within Delta’s contract was to:

  • supply and install an aircraft warning light system
  • install 3 red L864 Medium Intensity Aircraft Warning Lights to the top of a residential tower that will be operated during the hours of darkness
  • install 3 WL3000 AWL’s, a UPS Control Panel, brackets, a junction box and Photocells
  • install a master controller


Project objectives

The project objectives were:

  • for the aircraft warning lighting system to operate in any eventuality
  • to provide a safe working environment and prevent any injury or impairment to employees and other people involved with the project
  • to minimise the impact of the site on the environment
  • to have it completed within the specified timescales
  • to liaise and coordinate with other parties and contractors on site ensuring that all crossover work did not negatively impact on the programme
 Providence Tower pic 3A distance shot showing an aircraft in flight


Health & Safety

All the planning, processes and completed work were achieved without any issues or dilemmas. A Site Supervisor was used to inform all site attendants of any known hazards and briefed all the operatives with a health and safety plan and arrangements for communication.

Mandatory personal protective equipment that needed to be worn at all times included a hard hat, safety glasses, hi-visibility vests / jackets, safety gloves, steel toe cap boots and an overall.