After our last update in August on Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, we’re pleased to report that works are almost complete and the Curtis Moore team are due to finish on site in November. The centre, set to become Hampshire’s biggest building, will hold 10,000 people. A total of 220,000 man hours will be spent on the construction project. So far the Curtis Moore team has installed 15,920m of combined roof and 8092m2 of Eurobond S5 wall panels.
Taking shape is Hall 1, a 20,000sqm event space and now in week 35 of a 69-week build, due to open in February 2018. Once completed, it will boast nine purpose-built function rooms and conference space for up to 2,500 delegates. Designed by architects Terence O’Rourke, the centre is heavily inspired by Farnborough’s association with aerospace testing and development in its famous wind tunnels.
The £30 million project is a joint partnership between The Enterprise M3 local enterprise partnership (LEP), Hampshire County Council, Rushmoor Borough Council and Barclays Bank.