Contract awarded to build £2.2m hangar at Biggin Hill Airport under £15m expansion plans
PUBLISHED: 14:13 30 June 2017
Construction company Reidsteel will supply and erect the hangar providing parking for 11 jets
A contract has been awarded to a steel contruction company to build a £2.2m hangar under £15m expansion plans at Biggin Hill Airport.
A 60,000sqft structure will be built to provide parking for up to 11 jets, together with three-story 140,000 sqft office space.
Reidsteel will supply and erect the stucture, which will be the largest hangar at the airport, with completion expected by late summer 2017.
The announcement comes after the airport secured £15m funding from HSBC to build the hangar, office accommodation and a 50-bed hotel.
Will Curtis, managing director at Biggin Hill Airport said: “HSBC understood our business model and were genuinely supportive of our plans, backed by a competitive and flexible package. Completing the deal with HSBC enables us to fulfil the next stage of our development strategy for further enhancing Biggin Hill’s reputation.”
Robert Walters, business development director at Biggin Hill Airport, said: “Construction of the hangar is really moving along and it’s fantastic to see the building taking shape.
“This hangar is an important development for the airport and a significant part of our plans to meet the steadiuly growing demand for business aviation.
“We’re looking to see it opened at the end of the year.”
Reidsteel project engineer, Richard Hanson, added: “The airport’s ambitious growth plabs will see it create 2,300 jobs by 2030 in the field of business aviation and technology.
“By creating the entire parking hangar, including steelwork, wall cladding, roof cladding, glaxing, and the doors, we can ensure a seamless on-time build.
“We look forward to helping the airport enhance its reputation as a hub as as the gateway to London.”
The airport was recently allowed, by Bromley council who own the airport, to extend it’s operating hours after complying with a number of conditions.
A noise monitoring and track keeping system now operate, which enables residents to track departures and arrivals.
Biggin Hill are marking their centenary year in 2017 with a programme of special events including a two-day Centenary Festival of Flight staged over the weekend of August 19 and 20.
Visit bhfof.com for more information.
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