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Farnborough Airport - Domus III Hangar

Clickfix sliding doors elevate daylight at Europe’s leading airport for premium travel

Farnborough Airport, the home of British aviation and Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity, has announced the grand opening of Domus III. The state-of-the-art 175,000 sq. ft hangar facility has set a new benchmark in aviation hangar infrastructure, with sustainability at the very heart of its modern and progressive design.

In August 2022, Farnborough Airport embarked on a bold £55m investment programme, to significantly enhance its facilities and infrastructure by developing a striking 300m long, four-bay, hangar facility, increasing the Airport’s overall hangar capacity by over 70%. The project has been one of the largest private inward investments into the local area for many years, further demonstrating Farnborough Airport’s pivotal role as a major employer and economic growth engine within the region.

The design of Domus III incorporates several sustainable features, including a fully intelligent lighting system, which incorporates daylight dimming to ensure the airport makes the most and best efficient use of electricity on site, and translucent automated doors that stretch the entire length of the building, optimising natural light inside the hangar and reducing lighting usage.

Marlon Clickfix VF formed an integral part of each one of the 32 door panels, which were expertly installed by Jewers Doors, is 10.6m high by 7.3m wide, glazed with Clickfix VF90 with clear glass polycarbonate and framed with a RAL9007 powder coated aluminium frame.

These invite daylight to flood inside the hangar thus reducing the need for artificial lighting. The large unhindered access provided by the door design improve aircraft manoeuvrability, helping to mitigate unnecessary emissions from aircraft handling activities.

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