RAF Coningsby

RAF Coningsby

client

BAE Systems

building solution

Temporary

Size

66 En-Suite Bedrooms

Client & Project Team Testimonials

Project Manager, BAE Systems

 “Premier Modular performed well on this project and despite the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new facility was completed on time. It was delivered to a high standard throughout and has helped us to meet a requirement for additional accommodation for a period of two years.”

“We appointed Premier following their team’s successful performance on earlier projects for BAE and so had confidence in their ability to deliver. They added value to the scheme, particularly in the design stages with the construction of a prototype bedroom in the factory to allow the client to review finishes and detailing.”

BRIEF

RAF Coningsby is home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots, as well as the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. As one of two Quick Reaction Alert Stations, it protects the UK’s southern airspace.

BAE Systems, which provides aircraft products and services to the MoD, had a requirement for a purpose-designed accommodation wing for aircraft technicians from overseas for a two-year period.

The offsite solution

Premier was awarded the £2.6m contract for the design and fast-track construction of the new residential wing. 

The two-storey accommodation building for aircraft technicians from overseas is a bespoke and highly fitted out modular scheme which was supplied on a two-year rental.

This solution gave BAE the benefit of a high standard of residential accommodation which can easily be removed and repurposed when service requirements change.

As the building is located on a military base, it had an enhanced steel structure and toughened glass to the windows to meet security requirements.

reduced disruption

The installation of the 55 modules was scheduled for when aircraft were not flying, requiring stringent logistical planning.

Offsite fitting out was maximised on this project to reduce disruption on site. The modules were pre-fitted with shower rooms, kitchens, partitions, service risers, carpets, fenestration, partitions, and doors. Premier also supplied all fixed and loose furniture and fittings for the turnkey project.

challenges
  • Development of a design solution for high quality accommodation for oversees personnel and for a short-term need of two years.
  • The essential requirement to reduce disruption to military operations and the air base during construction.
  • Enhanced building security.
  • Careful logistics planning for the building installation phase as the site is a base for military aircraft.
The facility

The new accommodation wing was Premier’s sixth modular building contract on the base and follows the completion of a new 2,800sqm squadron headquarters.

The building provides 66 ensuite bedrooms, communal kitchens, laundry, and bike storage.

A separate block was also constructed as part of this contract to accommodate a recreation room, prayer room, and ablution and washing facilities.