New Boeing Aircraft Hangar at Gatwick Airport

Goldcare Hangar Construction
Boeing’s new Goldcare hangar under construction at Gatwick Airport

Tension Control Bolts Ltd were pleased to support J&D Pierce Contracts on the construction site of Boeing’s new hangar in the North West development zone of Gatwick airport with our TCB installation training.

The new Goldcare hangar has 3,200 tonnes of steel bolted together with over 30,000 M24 Greenkote® TCBs a short distance from the busy runway. The Goldcare hangar has been designed on a huge scale to house the new 777X, which will be the largest aircraft in the Boeing fleet.

The Boeing 777X is a new series of aircraft in the Boeing family. Carrying 450 passengers, featuring new engines and new composite wings with folding wingtips.  The new hangar will accommodate two 777X’s at the same time.

The erection of this hangar has proceeded at a rapid pace facilitated by a highly experienced J&D Pierce crew and the speed of TCB installation.

J&D Pierce are leading contractors in structural steel fabrication and erection in the UK . For almost 40 years they have developed a reputation for innovation in structural steelwork delivery from design to fabrication and construction. The professional team included Mott MacDonald’s aviation consultants with Main Contractors John Sisk.