Building company appointed for new £23m RAF Coningsby facilities

Galliford Try has been appointed by BAE Systems in a £23 million deal to construct new facilities to station a reformed Typhoon squadron at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

The new buildings will house 12 Squadron, which is a joint RAF/Qatar Emir Air force unit, following the sale of 24 Typhoon fighter jets to the Qataris.

The squadron building will consist of part modular and part traditional construction, while ancillary buildings will comprise aircraft hangars, flight line shelters and a training building.

Keith Yarham, Defence Director for Galliford Try, said: “Defence is a key sector for our business and one in which we have a growing reputation for building high-quality, technically demanding facilities.

“The award of this contract demonstrates the breadth of our offering to the sector and our ability to deliver appropriate solutions for our clients.”