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New steel-framed hangar lands at Farnborough

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Farnborough Airport has announced the opening of its Domus III state-of-the-art 16,250m2 hangar facility, which it said sets a new benchmark in aviation infrastructure.

The landmark development was conceived in response to the growing customer demand for premium hangar space, and 18 months after breaking ground, Domus III has been delivered on time and within budget. The development also includes increased apron space assisting the airport’s screening and parking requirements.

Simon Geere, CEO at Farnborough Airport, commented: “Domus III represents a monumental leap forward in aviation hangar technology, setting new standards in the industry that not only cements Farnborough Airport’s position as London and the South East’s premier hub for air connectivity, but also reflects our commitment to drive environmental performance across every part of our business.”

The steel-framed hangar measures 300m-long x 50m-wide and reaches a height of 18m. Working on behalf of main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey, BHC fabricated, supplied and erected 1,080t of steelwork for the project.

The design of the hangar incorporates several sustainable features, including a fully intelligent lighting system and translucent automated doors that 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 improves aircraft manoeuvrability, helping to mitigate unnecessary emissions from aircraft handling activities.

Other sustainable features include a 280m-long symphonic rainwater harvesting system, eco-friendly heating systems and a fully integrated building control and energy monitoring system to minimise operational and in-use energy consumption.

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