Rubb team flies in to support new Aerohub development

A Rubb aviation building project has taken off at Newquay Cornwall Airport’s exciting new Aerohub Enterprize Zone development.

The Rubb team began constructing the main building steel framework in April and then fixed 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 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.

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.”

The MRO 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. Thermohall cladding is a composite structure consisting of a durable PVC layer and non-combustible glass wool high density insulation core inside an air-tight pocket and a self-cleaning PVC inner layer. The insulated panel system provides a full vapour seal which reduces infiltration losses, minimises thermal bridging, reducing condensation on framing members and improving insulation efficiency.

The building also includes six pedestrian doors and one 5m x 5m roller shutter door, an LPG fired radiant heating supply and three IP65 400 watt floodlights above the hangar door.

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. 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 stand (Hall 1, Stand C9) from July 14th to July 18th 2014.

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.