As one of the fastest growing regional airports, Bristol International Airport
needed to expand and create more apron space. For this expansion to
take place, it was necessary to relocate Bristol Flying Club from the north
side of the airport to the south side, and provide additional light aircraft
parking. Civil engineers BAM Nuttall chose REIDsteel to construct the
new steel buildings.
Construction of the 30m by 60m steel portal frame maintenance hangar was undertaken on a design and build basis, whilst the new 2-storey steel framed office building was designed by the client’s own team. Maximum clear entry was required for the hangar, but as the office building was built just a few metres to the right of the hangar, there was only room for an outrigger to the left of the doors. REIDsteel were able to overcome building space limitations, and design a practical and economical hangar which met all of the specifications.
Close liaison with airport staff and enforcement of a strict safety regime on the contract enabled safe completion of the works with minimal disruption to ongoing operational activities at the airport.For more information, contact sales:
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