Design and construction of a new 90,000sqft three-bay aircraft hangar, capable of accommodating Boeing 737 aircraft adjacent, to the existing Ryanair two-bay hangar.
Included workshops and storage buildings and two storey link building to the existing hangar.
Approximately 500 tonnes of structural steel formed two large span frameworks, the largest span having a clear opening of 80m.
The existing concrete apron was extended with approximately 1,347sqft of pavement quality concrete. Tarmac access roads and car parks, soft landscaping and airfield standard fencing were also installed.
Key steps ensuring the health and safety of staff and hangar 2 building users was achieved by segregating construction works from surrounding stakeholders by way of secure fencing to the airport’s specifications, with a strict access control procedure.
A robust logistics strategy was delivered due to interface with airside operations. Key measures included ensuring tall items of plant were visible to air traffic control, including agreeing our cranage and lifting strategy with airport representatives, ensuring that construction access routes did not affect airport operations.
Works were delivered within a live airport environment thus had to be coordinated in such a manner as not to interfere, delay or disrupt the daily running of the airport. The works involved working within the runway strip which could require aircraft using the secondary runway or works undertaken during aircraft movements.