projectVirgin Atlantic Training Base

locationCrawley, West Sussex, UK

value£40m

imagesCourtesy of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.

Our team was appointed to carry out the full detail design of the building services installations for the redevelopment of Virgin Atlantic’s new 22,000m² training facility in Crawley, West Sussex.

The redevelopment, from a pharmaceutical manufacturing and process facility into the prestigious new training centre, was carried out under a number of phases which included:

  • The complete decontamination and strip out of the old laboratories and processing plant,
  • Provision of a new services infrastructure and disaster recovery computer centre,
  • Creation of new warehouse, offices, restaurants and classrooms.

The final phase of the project to be completed was a new glazed feature reception area leading to a town square with café bar, hairdressing salon, auditorium, library and staff shops all accessed from the square. A new training hall with various aircraft training rigs, emergency slides and rafts, aircraft door trainers, baggage check-in desk and cock-pit mock ups allow cabin and flight crew to be trained in one area. A glazed feature wall allows visitors to view the area while maintaining the security of the space.

A further 55 training classrooms were provided along with two large atria type breakout spaces.

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