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Gulfstream Appoints UK Firms For New £38m Airport Facility

Tate Consulting has been appointed by the world’s leading business jet manufacturer to design mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for a new purpose-built, £38m maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at TAG Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

The new Gulfstream MRO is projected to be approximately 16,720 to 20,440 square meters, to include office space, customer areas, shop space and a hangar that can accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft. Significant ramp space will also be included, along with a car parking area.

After a competitive selection process with Gulfstream USA we were selected to provide Electrical, Mechanical, Sprinklers, BREEAM and BIM services. Other partners on the project include main contractors Volker Fitzpatric, GeblerTooth architects, Hydrock engineers and CBRE and KAM as project consultants.

Work has already started and is expected to be completed by July 2020 in time for the Farnborough International Airshow, a trade exhibition of civilian and military aircraft.

Ray Cavanagh, Director at Tate Consulting, said: “This is a very prestigious project to be part of and is an invaluable addition to our aviation industry portfolio, having previously worked on L3 aviation centre at Gatwick.

“The new facility provides an incredibly hi-spec building, with eye catching features, such as curved roof and cantilevered glazed office.”

Adding: “The collaboration of all the different partners and teams and mutual respect and ethos to get the job done to the highest possible standards is the best I have ever experienced and one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve worked on.”

TAG Farnborough is Europe’s leading business aviation airport as London has the highest volume of Gulfstream traffic in Europe. With its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gulfstream are the world leader in