Lift-off for award winning service centre
Congratulations to London Biggin Hill Airport and Bombardier on the official opening of their award-winning service centre.
Dignitaries performed the honours at the super-hangar, which is among the largest business jet maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in the UK.
John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd worked with main contractor, Tonbridge-based Civils Contracting Ltd on the dual-cantilever hangar.
We provided the design, drawing, fabrication and installation of the complete steel frame, electrically operated hangar doors and underslung cranes as well as the floor decking, cladding and glazing elements.
Our Pre-Construction Director Richard Hanson and Head of Technical John Harrison, pictured above, represented the company at the ceremony.
As well as a ribbon-cutting and presentations, the event included the opportunity to tour the hangar and its offices, look inside some of the private and business jets on show, and see a Spitfire at close quarters.
The inauguration of the super-hangar represents major expansion of Canadian aviation giant Bombardier’s presence at Biggin Hill where it is the airport’s largest tenant.
Its new service centre extends over 250,000 sq ft. Among its features are 22 service bays, […]
John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has scooped top honours as a winner in the prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards for a super-hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport.
The celebrations began after the Award was announced at a glittering ceremony in London with members of our team in attendance.
An Award is the top honour, followed by a Commendation and then a Merit so we are ecstatic that the hangar claimed this prize in a field boasting some exceptional British structural engineering projects.