14th February, 2019
Last week (07 November 2018), on behalf of Gulfstream Aerospace Ltd, Quod secured full planning permission application for the construction of a new 21,500 sq m hangar for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft, with associated works, at TAG Farnborough Airport. The application was unanimously approved by Rushmoor Borough Council’s Development Management Committee.
Gulfstream are headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, USA and are the world leader in designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing elite business jet aircrafts. This application allows them to provide a state of the art hangar to fulfil the needs of their business and to expand their UK and European operations.
The project had a number of challenges, with the Site initially lying outside of the Airport Planning Policy Boundary and having an extant consent for office use (with the Site neighbouring Farnborough Business Park). Working alongside TAG Airport Farnborough, applications were submitted to change the use of the land to Airport Use (which in turn provided a number of permitted development rights), ahead of Quod submitting an application for the new MRO Hangar.
Quod worked alongside officers at Rushmoor and Hampshire, with the support of CBRE (project manager), Gebler Tooth (architect) and Hydrock (engineers), to get to Committee only 9 weeks after submitting, and just 5 months after Quod’s instruction to work – allowing work on the new hangar to start in early 2019.