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29 09, 2020

Bombardier hangar takes shape as roof goes up

2020-09-29T13:52:45+01:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The core structural steelwork for Bombardier Aviation’s new 250,000 sq. ft hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport is complete, with construction of the cantilever roof beginning in earnest.

Dorset-based structural steel firm John Reid &Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) and design and build specialist Civils Contracting Ltd (Civils) are building the Bombardier service centre together, with products sourced from British Steel.

On completion, it will be the largest cantilever roofed hangar to be built in the UK for more than 50 years.

The complex cantilever design allows the roofs to safely span the hangar without support from any internal columns, creating a vast floor space capable of housing up to 14 Global 7500s jets at any one time.

John Harrison, senior technical manager at REIDsteel, said: “REIDsteel has strong history at London Biggin Hill, with more than half of the hangars currently standing built by the company.

“This is the most technically challenging yet. With a 165m long central core supporting two 45m cantilever roofs, it is the UK’s second largest after a 46.5m cantilever hangar built at RAF Brize Norton in […]

9 06, 2020

Lift off for new Biggin Hill service centre

2020-06-12T09:10:33+01:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) and design and build specialists Civils Contracting Ltd (Civils) have started work on another major new business aircraft service centre at London Biggin Hill Airport.

The REIDsteel and Civils partnership has been successfully delivering aircraft hangars for over 20 years.

The state-of-the-art development for Bombardier Aviation will comprise a hangar of nearly 250,000 sq ft, including workshops and office space, plus 650,000 sq ft of apron area, car park and external works.

The service centre will be capable of housing up to 14 Global 7500s at any one time, and provides a significant expansion of Bombardier’s service facilities at London Biggin Hill Airport.

REIDsteel is providing design, drawing, fabrication and construction services for all steelwork, wall cladding, roof cladding, glazing and hangar doors – for main contractor Civils Contracting Ltd.

Civils has already started the site works with extensive clearance, reduced dig and ground engineering works.

The first steel reinforced cages are now being installed […]