RAF Coningsby

A design framework with consultants Mott MacDonald led to WGI designing a new aircraft control tower with associated offices and welfare facilities at RAF Coningsby.
Planning approval was obtained quickly, including consideration of sensitive natural habitat issues. A key element of the brief was to reduce travel time around the existing workshops and offices - and reduce wasted space - by centralising locations. Flying crew operations and welfare facilities were also rebuilt centrally. The £4 million project involved building flying operations, engineering operations, debriefing, crew and specialist safety equipment rooms, new welfare facilities, an air traffic control centre and emergency electrical services generator building within the secure operations compound. A new building was also constructed to house the domestic service flight stores and irreplaceable spares of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - based at Coningsby. Also included was the formation of new access roads and loading areas.
The facility was handed over to the RAF with no impact to flying operations.

Date: 2005
Location: RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Client: Mott MacDonald for RAF
Value: £4m
Service: Architecture: Planning Design