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RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

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RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Post by thevulcan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:04 pm

Hello all I thought it would be interesting to create a thread tracking the process of construction work which will begin at Fairford shortly an image of the work is located below along with what each color/section is. This information is all open in the public domain and the information shared here does not hinder or compromise the security and mission of the service men and woman at RAF Fairford. Hope you enjoy taking a look. :thumb:

ImageRAF Fairford (2) by ????? ????, on Flickr

Project titles Relating To Image Above:
1a – Storage of military material (DABS) (Group 1 project) (this project has already been screened for EIA).
1b – Storage of military munitions (MHA) (Group 1 project) (this project has already been screened for EIA).
2d – Multi-purpose hangar (MPH) (4 Bay hangar Bomb Proof) (Group 2 project).
3a – Northeast taxiway and hard-standing (Group 3 project). (This project is part of the normal life-cycle replacement of
infrastructure on the base and is included in this report for the consideration of potential cumulative effects).
Other potential projects (Group 4 and the remainder of Group 3 projects) are too uncertain to be shown at this time.

Time Frame:
Group 1
DABS August 2021 18 months
MHA August 2021 20 months
Group 2
MPH January 2021 20 months
Group 3
Northeast taxiway and hardstanding repairs September 2020 20 months
Group 4 Temporary developments
medical clinic After August 2021 n/a
school After August 2021 24 months
Permanent developments
medical clinic After 2022 (month not confirmed)
school After 2022

Regarding Flying Credit to Spitfire88
Flying will increase at Fairford and there will be a minimum of 4 BTF deployments a year. plus the U2's


As you can see a significant amount of work is about to begin or has already begun and it should be interesting to watch the base change. One thing is for certain though the MPH will definitely be one of the biggest military hangars in the UK and be a right pain in the :grr: for FRIAT pictures while it's being constructed. :thumb:
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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Post by Pune » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 pm

Thanks for the info', interesting times ahead :cool:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 pm

Assuming RIAT takes place!

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Post by johnwayne » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:23 pm

Just a word of caution - these informative plans relate to the planning aspects of the Fairford works , specifically the Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report ,( dated 25/11/2019 ).Some things have changed since then such as Mildenhall's reprieve . So this does not necessarily mean that all phases of the work illustrated are committed - e.g. as we know the RC135 move and the related works are 'under review' so may not happen . Not trying to pour cold water at all , just trying to exercise due caution . Any way round Fairford is clearly in for a substantial upgrade . :thumb:

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Post by thevulcan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm

Indeed Nighthawke let's just hope we get a vaccine. I believe the only work done in the area of the MPH so far is shrub clearance. The pans labelled 3a should be replaced as part of the lifecycle repairs of the base so that they can accommodate aircraft of larger sizes. the net effect means hardly any change in the apron's overall size. Yes, indeed johnwayne these documents have been updated consistently since last November. A decision regarding the RC’s has been made and will be made public soon.
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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by Stewyb1 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:28 pm

Thanks for the detailed planning update! Honestly cannot see the RC’s being moved from the Hall now and will mean no need for the office block nor runway overruns. Assume the MPH will be able to accommodate all types of US bomber?

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Post by city42 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:40 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Indeed Nighthawke let's just hope we get a vaccine. I believe the only work done in the area of the MPH so far is shrub clearance. The pans labelled 3a should be replaced as part of the lifecycle repairs of the base so that they can accommodate aircraft of larger sizes. the net effect means hardly any change in the apron's overall size. Yes, indeed johnwayne these documents have been updated consistently since last November. A decision regarding the RC’s has been made and will be made public soon.
Hi will you be able to get hold of the information about the RCs when it come out

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by thevulcan » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Stewyb1 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Thanks for the detailed planning update! Honestly cannot see the RC’s being moved from the Hall now and will mean no need for the office block nor runway overruns. Assume the MPH will be able to accommodate all types of US bomber?
MPH will be multi-purpose and so will probably be able to accommodate a certain large USAF bomber.

Once information is known about the RC's and it's in the public domain it will be posted and shared.

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by city42 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:13 pm

:clap:
thevulcan wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Stewyb1 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Thanks for the detailed planning update! Honestly cannot see the RC’s being moved from the Hall now and will mean no need for the office block nor runway overruns. Assume the MPH will be able to accommodate all types of US bomber?
MPH will be multi-purpose and so will probably be able to accommodate a certain large USAF bomber.

Once information is known about the RC's and it's in the public domain it will be posted and shared.

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by city42 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:20 am

Hi is there any more new at all

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by Sparky 119 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:44 am

The change in administration could also have an impact on any proposed changes so we will all have to wait and see.

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by Pune » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:27 am

Sparky 119 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:44 am
The change in administration could also have an impact on any proposed changes so we will all have to wait and see.
Excellent point Sparky 119, and hopefully changes if any for the better :thumb:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by thevulcan » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:58 pm

As posted by Spitfire88 all RC-135 projects will be cancelled at RAF Fairford but all other work will continue as planned. Most recently a tent has been erected at the Whelford road gate to accommodate construction vehicles so that they can be searched more easily in wetter weathers concrete blast walls are on either side of this tent as well. Projects 1a,1b,2d and 3a will continue in reference to the diagram above.

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Post by Spitfire88 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:00 pm

MPH, DABS warehouse, NE taxi loop and new Munitions dumps will all go ahead.

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Post by Stewyb1 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:50 pm

As expected, stand down all!!

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Post by Bob DeBilda » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:52 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Assuming RIAT takes place!
Positive thoughts old chap, positive thoughts!

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:21 pm

There's nothing like a quick response - and that's nothing...! I am positive - positively realistic!

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Post by thevulcan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:44 pm

Any of the locals have any updates?

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Post by tm74sqn » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:42 pm

So far I've tried the King's Head, the Spotted Cow, the Duck and Drake, the Queen Vic and seven others - but so far, nothing new to report. But will keep trying as there are still nearly 100 in the local area - PS. I stay outside and always wear a face mask with remote access drinking straw fitment.

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Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:52 pm

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