Curtis Moore is delighted to have secured another significant project south of the border with the roofing and cladding contract on the new Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre at the historic home of the famous airshow.
Curtis Moore will be working alongside Wates Construction on the purpose-built facility in Hampshire, which will be the size of approximately three football pitched when complete.
The building has already earned architectural firm, Terence O’Rourke, the Best Use of IT in a Construction Project 2016 title at the recent Construction Computing Awards.
There will be a 12,500sqm dividable exhibition hall, 20,000sqm of accommodation space, 2500 conference seats and nine multi-purpose function rooms, it will be one of the largest projects we have worked on to date.
A vast expanse…
Curtis Moore will be installing 12,548m2 of pitched roof with some acoustic areas and a 3,372m2 area of flat roof, totalling 15,920M of a combined roof. We are also installing 8093m2 of wall panels on the new state-of-the-art structure.
Work is due to begin early 2017 with completion expected to be reached by early 2018. The Curtis Moore team are due to begin on site at the end of March this year.
The new building will cater for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and corporate events. It is funded by the Barclays, Hampshire County Council, Rushmoor Borough Council and Enterprise M3 LEP.
The design of the building mimics the passage of airflow over a wing and took its inspiration from Farnborough’s long association with aircraft design, testing and development, along with the iconic buildings of TAG Farnborough Airport and the Aviator Hotel.
Curtis Moore has significant experience working within the aviation sector, we have worked on various projects for Spirit Aerosystems, Prestwick Airport, GAMA Aviation as well as the National Museum of Flight in recent years.
Andrew Devlin, Managing Director at Curtis Moore said: “We are very proud to be associated with such a prestigious and large-scale project, we hope the major new event venue in South East England will help put Farnborough on the map as a centre for business.”
UPDATE August 2017
See blog part 2 of this project: On site at Farnborough
See blog part 3 of this project: Project progress: Farnborough