Lyons O'Neill

Nexus Training & Production Facility

Lyons O’Neill have been appointed for the structural and civil design of a new commercial development situated in Crawley. The developer facilitates an aircraft simulator company to operate their production and training agendas.

Construction works include two approximately 500t braced steel frame class 2A buildings and the installation of associated parking, landscaping and access. Both buildings make use of classic composite floor construction on a primary ~12m / secondary ~6m beam grid. Precambered composite cellular beams have been specified for the main primary spans to limit deflections.

The simulators are fixed to 7.5 x 7.5m so named “motion pads” where dynamic loads are applied resulting from the operation procedures. These zones are equally piled and are structurally separated from the suspended piled ground floor slab.

The scheme is currently on site, with the main contractor Willmott Dixon programmed for completion in December 2018.

Architect HGP Architects
Contractor Willmott Dixon Construction
M&E Engineer Hawden
Client Surrey County Council
Value £40M
VR Below ground services coordination model