Contractor flying high after securing airport hangar contract

MCLAUGHLIN & Harvey has secured a contract for the design and construction of a new hangar at Farnborough Airport.

Work on the hangar, which represents the largest infrastructure project at the airport this century, is due to start in the coming weeks whilst the airport remains fully operational.

McLaughlin & Harvey construction director, Douglas McCusker, said, “McLaughlin & Harvey is proud to have been selected as design and build partner for the construction of the new hanger facilities. We will draw on our previous experience of working in a live airport environment, to ensure that construction doesn’t impact the day to day activities at Farnborough Airport.

“Successful delivery of the project will draw upon our wealth of experience in both the industrial and infrastructure sectors and we look forward to working with the client, design team and our supply chain partners for what is sure to be a flagship development for all involved.”

Development of the airport – named Europe’s best Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) since 2005 – will increase the hangar space available with the construction of an additional large span portal building with concrete floors, associated airport apron works and hangar doors.

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