Railway signal tower - Courtray


Construction of a signalling centre for the Belgian railways and demolition of an existing post office building.The complete building forms a Faraday cage to protect the railway signalling.This was accomplished by earthing 4,100 m² of concrete walls and interconnecting all concrete reinforcement.

  • Foundation: 134 screw piles
  • Earthworks: 3,000 m³
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete: 2,510 m³ concrete and 215 tonnes of rebar
  • Sectional steel: 50 tonnes
  • External wall cladding: 620 m² aluminium panels, 2,000 m² stone panels, 155 m² glass curtain walling.
  • Heating + Cooling: air critical premises by heating with convectors
  • climate control boxes with air reversal on heat
  • ventilation of premises with high-voltage air groups
  • control via PRBA's
  • lightning protection of structures and people
  • lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems
  • ICT equipment (data cabinets, cabling, fire alarm cables + + access control and security in fallow)
  • lighting, control by KNX KNX DAL / gateways
  • power supply through assured power: power over infrabel power distribution and power over the public grid via separate routes
  • electric lift

Since 1998 Franki Construct has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.


Project Details

Doornikselaan, Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
End User 
Engineering Office 
Construction period
1 year 9 months
Start work
End of work