New Super Hangar rated BREEAM Excellent

Minimise Deflection Between Pipes

Load Actions and Limit State Design based on Eurocode EC3

Project Brief

A new £88m super high bay hangar standing at 32m has been in development at a major UK airport. The finished hangar will have the ability to house multiple aircraft. The hangar will be used to maintain new generation aircraft operating long-haul routes from the airport. The hangar is rated BREEAM Excellent and includes PV panels on the roof.

MIDFIX designed the roof pipework support and;

  • provided the cable containment,
  • lighting support and;
  • rainwater drainage support.


The engineering design team encountered a number of technical challenges. The pipe supports were to be positioned between the roof steel work; to support the long span, we had to design and prefabricate bespoke connections using Sikla beam clamps. These connections then enabled the pipe support to be joined to the existing roof steel structure.

For the pipe support, a light material was used, we chose Si-Framo and Unistrut products.  We also had to minimise deflection between the pipes, all load actions and limit state design are based on Eurocode EC3.