Project Description


Stanstead Airport, UK.

Following the acquisition of a strategically located plot at Stansted Airport by Fayair; John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel), together with a team consisting of LPL Construction Services, Pascall and Watson Architects and E+M Tecnica (among others), set about designing a new aircraft hangar with ancillary accommodation for this prestigious Client.

aircraft-hangar-fayair-stanstead-05REIDsteel designed, supplied and erected all structural steelwork, cladding, glazing and external doors, plus the six slab, three track, electrically operated, sliding slab hangar doors.

The hangar building used our tried and tested V-braced tied portal framework and consisted of an insulated double skin cladding system on the roof and walls, with fire rated composite panels affording protection at the main partition walls between the hangar and the ancillary accommodation facility.

The roof and walls of the ancillary accommodation are clad with horizontally laid composite panels in two stylish colours and with ventilation louvres colour matched to suit.

Key to the swift delivery of the building into the hands of the Client was good, safe and considerate onsite coordination to enable each trade to undertake their element of the works as efficiently as possible. The level of commitment from all parties was paramount to the successful completion of the project and the end result demonstrates the degree of attention to detail that was administered in every aspect.

Hangar Details

Span: 120m
Length: 40m x 2, 66m x 1
Eaves Height: 13m
Hangar Doors: 6 slabs on 3 tracks
Slabs: 9.6m high x 20m width

REIDsteel Elements

tick Structural Design / Detailing
tick Structural Steelwork
tick Roof & Wall Cladding
tick Erection Supervision
tick Hangar Doors
tick Steel Exit Doors
tick Glazing