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Farnborough Airport picks contractor and architect for £55m hangar

by Sion Geschwindt
Farnborough Airport picks contractor and architect for £55m hangar

Farnborough Airport has appointed contractor McLaughlin & Harvey and architect Gebler Tooth to construct and design its new £55m hangar development, Domus III.

In what is the largest infrastructure project undertaken at the airport this century, Farnborough Airport aims increase hangar space by over 70% to 175,000 sq.ft.

The large project was conceived in response to the growing demand for premium hangar space with a design that accommodates the growing presence of the next generation of business jets, the airport said.

Domus III will feature translucent automated doors, which will stretch the entire length of the building, optimising natural light inside the hangar and reducing lighting usage.

The large unhindered access provided by the door design will improve aircraft manoeuvrability and help mitigate unnecessary emissions from aircraft handling activities, the airport added.

The hanger also aims to achieve BREEAM accreditation.

Simon Geere, Farnborough Airport’s CEO, said: “We want to be known as a global showcase for airport sustainability and the new hangar has been meticulously designed with this in mind.”

Contractor McLaughlin & Harvey has extensive experience working in a live airport environment, and looks to ensure that the building of the new hanger does not impact day to day activities at Farnborough Airport.

McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Director, Douglas McCusker, said: “We look forward to working with the client, design team and our supply chain partners for what is sure to be a flagship development for all involved.”

David Tooth, founding director of Gebler Tooth, added: We are delighted to be involved in this significant development at Farnborough Airport. Our team has worked closely with the Airport and Contractors teams to date to reach this stage and are excited to see the project through to completion.”

In 2018, Farnborough Airport became the first business airport to be awarded carbon neutral status, last year made Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) available to customers and earlier this month ran a successful promotion in offering SAF at the same price as Jet A1 fuel.

Construction of Domus III will commence in August 2022 with completion scheduled for quarter one 2024.

Image: A 3D rendering of the new hanger (credit: Gebler Tooth)

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