Commercial Case Study
Aircraft Hangar, London Southend Airport
Off the back of the recent successful re-development of London Southend Airport, our client/tenant considered that the timing was right to construct a new hangar adjacent to the airport runway to serve the commercial aircraft fleets flying out of the airport and worldwide.
A.W. Hardy & Co. Limited were pleased to secure the re-build and fit-out projects for this unit built off an existing hard-standing which had been left following fire-damage to the previous building. This also required new substructure works and an extended hangar space, large enough to accommodate an Airbus 321. The contract was secured following a competitive, select-tender list bidding process.
The industrial estate, located adjacent to the airport, provided an ideal location to establish an aircraft hangar dedicated to the re-livery of complete aircraft. The shared boundary and close proximity of the airport runways necessitated a strict, secure adherence to security protocols and safety not least in respect of the erection and cladding of the building so that no disruption occurred to the flights scheduled to use the airport.
The new hangar was constructed to ‘back-onto’ an existing operational warehouse unit and incorporated an accommodation block within the hangar space.
Alongside the specialist fit-out of the hangar, which included close-tolerance power-float finished flooring, the significant scale and height of the hangar had to be accommodated within the strict physical and prescriptive site boundaries that existed ‘on the ground’. Renewed and extended external hard landscaping was also required for the scheme to provide a ‘runway-grade’ taxi-way between the hangar and the airport.
Contract value: £1,900,000
Contract period: 40 weeks
Client: Air Livery Limited
Design Team: Oswicks Property Professionals (lead designer); John Sime Associates (structural engineer); Dome Engineering Design Ltd (M & E consultants); John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd (steel frame and cladding specialists)
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