HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base, Lydd Airport

Lydd

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Project: HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base, Lydd Airport

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HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base, Lydd Airport

Lydd

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We are delighted to have completed the construction of this exciting project, and witnessed operations begin as it was officially opened by Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, in July.

The base, operated by Bristow Search and Rescue on behalf of HM Coastguard, is a permanent replacement for temporary facilities previously used at Lydd. It comprises of hangar space for two helicopters, a maintenance workshop; operations and office suites, and accommodation.

The steel frame construction includes specialist, electrically-operated hangar doors. The base’s extensive modular welfare facilities, which include sleeping quarters, washroom facilities and catering, were installed having been constructed off-site.

External works included a large, reinforced concrete apron for helicopter taxiing operations, car parking, and an access road.

All works were completed while Lydd Airport remained in full service.