Farnborough Airport New £55m Hangar Contractors Selected 

New hangar at Farnborough Airport
Image Credit: Farnborough Airport

LONDON – Farnborough Airport once again makes headlines after the successful 2022 Air Show with a new hangar development.

Britain’s busiest airport for private jets, Farnborough Airport has selected McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth as contractors for the construction, development and design of its new £55m 175,000sq. ft sustainably designed hangar development, Domus III.

Serving the new generation business jets

The airport has been working very closely with McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth to devise a strategy that will substantially raise the capability of the airport significantly. 70% of hangar space will be increased, which will also complement the airport’s existing premium and modern facilities.

This means that these facilities will also serve the latest generations of business jets. This includes the upcoming Falcon 10X, Gulfstream 700 and the Global 8000. The new airport’s facility is future-proof. 

Not a surprise, the new state-of-the-art hangar will be given the BREEAM rating, which is the world’s pioneer in the assessment methods and standard setting for sustainability infrastructure and buildings.

The Domus III will be high-tech and above other hangars in the market, it features a translucent automated doors, which stretches the entire length of the building, and will accommodate large aircraft. The translucent lighting will not only look good but will optimise natural light into the hangar thus reducing light usage and maximising efficiency.

The large door will also improve aircraft manoeuvrability, increase parking space and minimises the aircraft reducing contact with one another. The new hangar will decrease energy consumption and increase efficiency. The construction of the new hangar will not impact the daily operations of Farnborough Airport. 

Management statements

Farnborough Airport’s CEO Simon Geere, said, “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.”

Founding director of Gebler Tooth, David Tooth,  said, “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.’’

The new facility at the airport is part of a greater plan of the airport management to make the airport a world player in catering to business aviation, as well as raising the standards. 

The construction of the new facility, Domus III will begin in August 2022 and is slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.

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