Leading airline easyJet selected Rubb Buildings Ltd to design, manufacture and construct their new top-flight hangar facility at Gatwick.
Rubb provided a twin span hangar measuring 91.5m wide x 60m long. The structure measures 9.2m to the eaves and 16.8m to apex of each span. Each front gable measures 45.7m wide and features a 41m wide x 13.5m vertical lifting fabric door.
The hot dip galvanized steel frame is clad with 150mm thick Thermohall insulated fabric, providing a U Value of 0.25 W/m2K. The process included fitting 8,700sqm of PVC membrane.
The facility provides 5200sqm of usable working floor space. A full LED lighting system, ventilation system and LPG heating system has also been installed.
To complete the build, two sets of vertical lifting ‘Megadoor' hangar doors were fitted to allow access to the two-bay facility.
The hangar is complimented by a 550sqm external logistics and office building.
Brendan McConnellogue, easyJet's head of maintenance, commented: "The successful delivery of this project, which has been challenging both in terms of scale and its timeline, is another example of what can be achieved through easyJet's innovative and lean approach.
"We not only met a tight timeline, but also created strong sustainable partnerships to deliver market leading operational performance."