The design and construction contract for a new hangar at Farnborough Airport has been given to McLaughlin & Harvey. The cutting-edge construction will cost £55 million.
The airport has been closely collaborating with the contractors to develop a plan. They are set to complement the airport’s current award-winning facilities. Furthermore, they will increase hangar space by more than 70%. This will aid in the airport’s readiness for the rising presence of the next generation of business jets.
The new hangar is anticipated to meet some of the highest environmental standards. Thus, it will be comparable to the airport’s other hangar facilities that have been rated by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment for infrastructure and buildings. It will have automated translucent doors. The doors run the length of the structure to maximize natural light and minimize lighting needs. Thanks to the unrestricted access provided by the door design, which will also help reduce unnecessary emissions from aircraft handling activities. Thus, the aircraft will be able to maneuver easily.
Expectations for the project construction of new hangar at Farnborough Airport
Simon Geere, CEO of Farnborough Airport stated, “We want to be known as a global showcase for airport sustainability and the new hangar has been meticulously designed with this in mind.” “This investment will also significantly boost employment and regional economic growth. Thus we will be able to continue our mission to offer our customers the best-in-class amenities at Europe’s top business aviation airport.”
The construction of a new hangar at Farnborough Airport is expected to start in August 2022. It will complete in the first quarter of 2024. Gebler Tooth’s founding director, David Tooth, stated in his closing statement: “We are thrilled to be a part of this significant development at Farnborough Airport. To get to this point, our team has collaborated closely with the airport’s and the contractors’ teams. We are eager to see the project through to the end.