Construction value: £ 1.6 million
Completion date: August 2015
Location: Goodwood, West Sussex
Goodwood in West Sussex is probably most famous for racing, on turf and on tarmac. But the estate also has a long history of aviation, with its Aerodrome used by both the RAF and US Air Force during the Second World War. Today, it’s home to a thriving flying school and a large collection of vintage aircraft, while the perimeter track forms the legendary Goodwood Circuit.
Goodwood’s owner, Lord March, contracted us to build new premises for the Aero Club and Flight Training School, which has been housed for many years in a series of rather dilapidated Portakabins.
This was a challenging build: the design was highly technical, and we were working to extremely fine tolerances with specialist materials that were highly industrial in both nature and size!
The project required detailed planning and close collaboration within our specialist team at all stages. The result is a spectacular building that’s already become a local landmark, and will benefit members, visitors and the Goodwood Estate for many years to come. This was a rare opportunity, and we’re proud to have been involved in delivering this prestigious project for such a well-known client.