UK DIO announces completion of Typhoon facilities at RAF Lossiemouth

31 January 2016 (Last Updated January 31st, 2016 18:30)

The UK's Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed the construction of a new facility for Typhoon aircraft based at the Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Lossiemouth.

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The UK's Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed the construction of a new facility for Typhoon aircraft based at the Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Lossiemouth.

The £23m project involved building a new headquarters building, and the restoration of nine hardened aircraft shelters and a parking area that will accommodate eight aircraft.

Additionally, the project carried out by DIO, Watson Burnett Architects, and contractors Turners and Balfour Beatty included fixing new floodlights, and renewing dining facilities.

Army Cooperation Squadron Officer Commanding II wing commander Roger Elliott said: "I cannot thank enough all those who were involved in the design, development and delivery of the Squadron's new facilities.

"I am delighted to take possession of the new building, and the renovated associated infrastructure around the southern hardened aircraft shelters site at RAF Lossiemouth."

"This is a 21st century facility for a 21st century fighter squadron, the combination is second to none."

"This is a 21st century facility for a 21st century fighter squadron, the combination is second to none."

The new headquarters, built on the concrete floor of a hangar which was constructed at the start of World WAR II, will hold engineering and logistics facilities besides the survival equipment section that maintains all of the equipment worn by Typhoon pilots during flight.

Last year, DIO commenced the steelwork stage of a new aircraft hangar at Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton as part of the construction of a new A400 Atlas aircraft maintenance facility.

With an investment of £42m, the latest phase is scheduled for completion in May this year.


Image: The new building at RAF Lossiemouth. Photo: SAC Robyn Stewart / Crown Copyright.