New Sustainable Hangar for Farnborough Airport

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May 10, 2024
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We're excited to announce that the construction of Domus III - our new £55m 175,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art, sustainably designed hangar development will commence.

We have appointed contractors McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth for the design and construction. The ambitious and exciting project will have sustainability, technology and innovation at the forefront but respond to the growing demand for premium hangar space and the increasing presence of the next generation of business jets.

Our team at Farnborough Airport has been working closely with McLaughlin & Harvey and Gebler Tooth to create a plan that will increase hangar space by over 70% whilst complementing our existing award-winning facilities. 

The design is set to be an iconic continuation of our trailblazing sensibilities and pioneering spirit. One of the most significant design features will be the translucent automated doors, which will stretch the entire length of the building. We aim to optimise natural light inside the hangar and reduce lighting usage. The extensive unhindered access provided by the door design will improve aircraft manoeuvrability and help mitigate unnecessary emissions from aircraft handling activities. The plan for the construction will also ensure that the building doesn't impact the day-to-day activities at the airport.

Simon Geere, Farnborough Airport's CEO, says: "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. The investment will also provide a substantial boost for employment and economic growth in the region, whilst continuing our journey in providing the very best-in-class facilities to our customers at Europe's number one business aviation airport."

David Tooth, Founding Director of Gebler Tooth, says: "We are delighted to be involved in this significant development at Farnborough Airport. Our team has worked closely with the Airport and Contractor teams to reach this stage and are excited to see the project through to completion." 

The new hangarage will be rated by BREEAM, the world's leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and buildings and is set to achieve some of the highest environmental standards in Europe. 

Domus III is an important yet exciting new project for us, with completion scheduled for quarter one in 2024. The ambitious new hangar is part of our broader plan to continuously improve the customer experience at Farnborough Airport. We want to set the standard for sustainability in the industry and have committed to new environmental targets by launching our Net Zero roadmap to omit emissions by 2030 or sooner.