ADS Advance – Farnborough Airport begins construction of £55m hangar

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Posted on August 2, 2022

Farnborough Airport has appointed contractors McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth to design and build its new £55 million, 175,000 square foot sustainably designed hangar development, Domus III, whose construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed in early 2024.


Artistic impression of the new hangar.
Courtesy of Farnborough Airport

Farnborough Airport has worked closely with McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth to create a plan that will increase hangar space by over 70%, while complementing the airport’s existing award-winning facilities. The grand 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 new hangar will be rated by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability rating method for infrastructure and buildings, and is expected to achieve some of the highest environmental standards. One of the signature features of Domus III will be the translucent automated doors, which will run the full length of the building, maximizing natural light inside the hangar and reducing the use of lighting. The large, unhindered access provided by the door design will improve aircraft handling and help mitigate unnecessary emissions from aircraft handling activities. The construction plan will also ensure that construction will not impact day-to-day operations at the airport.

Simon Geere, CEO of Farnborough Airport, said: “We are pleased to announce that we have appointed McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth for the development of Domus III, which will further enhance our facilities and operational infrastructure. We want to be recognized 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 to jobs and economic growth in the region, while continuing our journey of providing best-in-class facilities to our customers at the premier business aviation airport in the region. ‘Europe.

David Tooth, Founding Director of GeblerTooth, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this important development at Farnborough Airport. Our team has worked closely with the airport and contractor teams so far to reach this milestone and we are delighted to see the project complete.”

The new hangar is part of a wider plan to continuously improve the customer experience at Farnborough Airport while setting the standard for sustainability in the industry. In June, Farnborough Airport committed to achieving some of the industry’s most ambitious environmental targets with the launch of its Net Zero Roadmap, setting a path to Net Zero for its controllable emissions by 2030 or earlier. . In 2018 Farnborough Airport became the first business airport to achieve carbon neutral status, last year made Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) available to customers and earlier this month -ci, ran a successful promotion by offering SAF at the same price as Jet A1 fuel.

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