metre span Hangar, with an overall height of 20 metres, allowing 13.5
metres clearance for 4 overhead traveling cranes, for British
Aerospace, Hatfield. Designed, made, erected and clad by REIDsteel.
is not just another shed for aeroplanes. It is part of a precision
built complex for fitting out BAe 146 "Whispering Jet" Airliners and
contains sophisticated equipment such as four 3.2 tonne overhead
traveling cranes with rails levelled by laser beam to fine limits.
constant temperature heating plant and fire protection system were
built in. The structure also incorporates a structurally independent
Annexe with design and administrative office and stores.
electrically operated doors, with built in personnel doors and patent
glazing, are fully insulated and have anemometer controlled cut outs
to prevent opening in high winds.