Rubb Buildings in the frame for Aerohub development

A Rubb construction team landed at Newquay Cornwall Airport to begin building a hangar at the exciting new Aerohub Enterprize Zone development.

Aerohub is an ideal location for aircraft testing and training, search and rescue, aircraft manufacture or assembly, maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, military and civilian activity, business aviation and education including flight training.

The Rubb team constructed the main building steel framework in April and work has begun to fix Thermohall insulated PVC cladding to the structure to create the hangar’s roof and walls. The new Rubb designed facility within the Aerohub Enterprize Zone will provide a large, bespoke space for Apple Aviation Group’s (AAG) increased operations. Apple Aviation (AA), a successful, UK based aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company, has selected Aerohub as the location for its aerospace maintenance facility headquarters.

The Rubb hangar which will provide 25,000sq ft of aircraft storage and maintenance space. The facility measures 47m wide x 50m long with 8m high sidewalls and an overall height of 18m. A Megadoor measuring 43m wide x 14m at its highest point provides access to the hangar.

The aircraft storage and maintenance hangar features Rubb’s galvanized internal steel frame. The ‘BVL’ structure includes a lattice roof and leg section. Thermohall insulated cladding (150mm) completes the facility, providing a u value of 0.25w/m²k. The building also includes six pedestrian doors and one 5m x 5m roller shutter door and LPG fired radiant heating supply and three IP65 400 watt floodlights above the hangar door.

Commercial Director of Apple Aviation, Bernard Longman, said: “The MRO facility will include an aircraft storage and recycling area. AA look forward to building relationships with the local community and businesses in addition to contributing to the economy in the South West.”

Aerohub offers aviation and aerospace companies a unique operating environment. It is England’s only aerospace focused Enterprise Zone, with significant access to development land and investment.

Rubb will be showcasing its work at Aerohub and other aviation building projects at Farnborough International Airshow, Aerospace in Cornwall (Hall 1, Stand C9) from July 14th to July 20th 2014. For more information on Rubb Aviation Buildings please visit

Enterprise Zones

Enterprise zones have the opportunity to attract investment, developments and jobs through a combination of business rate discounts worth up to £275,000 over five years for each business in the zone, simplified planning procedures and superfast broadband links.

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport is being led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall Council, as the owners of the airport and surrounding land. They have co-commissioned Cornwall Development company, the Council’s arms length development company, to deliver the enterprise Zone project alongside Cornwall Airport Limited as the operator of the Airport. For more information visit