Gatwick Airport, Boeing 747 Maintenance Hangar 5

Client : BAA Gatwick / Taylor Woodrow
Programme : 18 weeks
Value : £250,000


Existing Structure & Location:

Hangar 5 & PL7 Buildings were industrial buildings, originally constructed to provide an aircraft hangar, maintenance workshops, welfare, offices and storage facility. The buildings date from the late 1970’s through to the early 80’s and were constructed from a variety of materials, reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, brick/block-work and profiled cladding.

They were within close proximity to an air-side boundary, but located within a land-side environment with direct access to the major road network, the underground services infrastructure serving the buildings to be protected and retained for re-use.

Scope of Works

  • It was proposed that the overhead travelling crane located in building PL7 ground floor workshop, was to be salvaged and retained for future use.
  • Due to the close proximity to the air-side boundary and the Budget Car Rental compound, environmental considerations had to be taken into account. To reduce the risk of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) , the loose or friable materials from within the enclosed structure were removed prior to the demolition works.
  • A survey was undertaken to identify any potentially hazardous substances other than Asbestos and proposals for the handling and treatment were prepared.
  • The demolition method of using the rotating cracker on site, fitted with dust suppression units significantly reduced the dust generated.
  • The job was completed to a very high standard with no environmental impact.