Farnborough Airport has appointed contractors McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth to design and build its new hangar, Domus III, in response to the growing demand for premium hangar space.
The new £55m 175,000 sq. ft hangar that accommodates the growing presence of the next generation of business jets will be sustainably designed for Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity and the home of British aviation.
Farnborough Airport has been working closely with the two companies to create a plan and increase hangar space by over 70%, whilst complementing the airport’s existing award-winning facilities.
The new hangar will be rated by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and buildings and is set to achieve some of the highest environmental standards. One of the iconic features of Domus III will be the 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 plan for the construction will also ensure that building doesn’t impact the day-today activities at the airport.
Simon Geere, CEO, Farnborough Airport says: “We are pleased to announce that we have appointed McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth on the development of Domus III, which will further enhance our facilities and operational infrastructure. We want to be known as a global showcase for airport sustainability and the new hangar has been meticulously designed with this in mind. The investment will also provide a substantial boost for employment and economic growth in the region, whilst continuing our journey in providing the very best-in-class facilities to our customers at Europe’s number one business aviation airport.”
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