This 6900 m2 Helicopter Hangar was constructed for Summit Aviation in order for them to carry out helicopter and aircraft engine maintenance.
The main Helicopter Hangar is 52m by 115m and the reception area is 22m by 41m.
The curved roof consists of standard trapezoidal cladding and the waveform roof over the reception area is in colour matched aluminium standing seam.
The wall cladding is a mixture of box profile double skin and microrib profile composite panels in Sargasso Blue and Metallic Silver.
Access doors are by Crawford UK and the Main Contractor was GSE Design and Build. The Architects were the Duncan & Graham Partnership and Engineers were Gary Gabriel Associates.
To maintain its new state-of-the-art helicopters servicing North Sea oil platforms, a new permanent REIDsteel helicopter hangar was constructed at Scatsta Airport for Shetland Leasing & Property Company (SLAP ) .
This will enable aircraft to be better maintained and housed overnight and has greatly enhanced the working conditions, allowing maintenance engineers to provide a much improved service.
The hangar is a 2 span propped portal framed building, 80m x 41m, with 7.5m clear height – The manually operated doors are clad in vertically laid composite panels. The rear elevation has a full gable frame to permit future end extension, and the steel is hot dip galvanised.
The REIDsteel hangar door has 12 slabs on 3 tracks, giving an entrance 78m wide by 6m high. The minimum clear opening across the door width is 26m – REIDsteel also supplied and installed system ‘K’ personnel doors, and a single girder overhead crane spanning 14m, with 60m travel.
5% of the roof area is polycarbonate Safespan factory sealed roof lights, to provide natural light within the hangar and permanent all round roof edge protection enables the client to maintain the building safely. The structure resists the howling winds blowing straight off the sea.