Special Purpose Aircraft Facility, Canberra International Airport
Construction Control commissioned AMC to work with Jackson International in the design and implementation of this significant Canberra project which involved the construction of an additional runway apron, an aircraft maintenance hangar, hangar workshops and offices, and a VIP reception terminal. The maintenance hangar has an impressive clear span of over 90m, a height of over 25m, and is capable of housing all five VIP aircraft at one time. The two storey hangar annexe accommodates the administrative and workshop functions of the facility. As a modern and contemporary building it sits comfortably in its surrounds through the incorporation of white aluminium panels to the offices and workshops clad in red steel cladding, reflecting the red brickwork banding of the adjacent heritage-listed hangars. The VIP reception centre serves as the arrival and departure point for resident and visiting dignitaries. It provides check-in and baggage handling facilities, food preparation facilities for in-flight catering, and reception lounges for both VIP’s and travelling media.