17 April 2012
Capita Symonds has been appointed by PriDE to provide
multidisciplinary services on a £12m project to build a new two-bay
hangar at RAF Brize Norton which will service C130J aircraft
transferred from RAF Lyneham.
The company will be providing civil and
structural engineering, architectural, M&E and CDMC services on
the scheme which will accommodate two C130J Aircraft or two A400M
aircraft at a time.
Each bay is approximately 50m span while
the building is over 100m long. A specific requirement is to ensure
the building can withstand blast loading without significant damage
to the frame whilst utilising materials which will minimise
interference with radar and navigational aids.
PriDE is a joint venture between Interserve
Defence Ltd and Southern Electric Contracting, created specifically
to manage Defence Estates’ South East Regional Prime Contract (SE
RPC). Valued at around £380m, the SE RPC is one of five regional
prime contracts currently in place in the UK.
Work is already underway on site and is
scheduled to be complete by October this year.