Projects / UK Search and Rescue
Bristows / Balfour Beatty
3DReid was appointed as part of Bristow’s agreement to take over the UK’s helicopter search and rescue operations, replacing the RAF/Royal Navy service. This is a blue light service operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week /365 days a year.
The project was to design operational hangars for 22 Sikorsky S-92 and AgustaWestland 189 helicopters operating from 10 locations around the UK (Cardiff, Humberside, Inverness, Lee on Solent, Manston, Newquay, Prestwick, St Athan, Stornoway and Sumburgh). In addition to facilitating helicopter maintenance, the bases were designed to enable rapid and efficient mobilisation of rescue staff and equipment. All bases to be compliant with all technical, training and Infrastructure requirements of the service.
Hangar accommodation: Hangar inc. decontamination area, workshops and avionics, personnel support accommodation inc. sleeping and recreation areas, training briefing rooms.