P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft Facility – MultidisciplineLossiemouth

Ridge was appointed by Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) to provide fully integrated, multidiscipline detailed design, project and cost management services for a new aircraft facility to house and maintain nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth.

The £132million project includes three large hangars, extensive squadron accommodation, office and training facilities together with alterations to the airfield. We have established a great relationship with BDUK as they look to develop their activity in the UK, working together on many infrastructure projects to support their aviation and defence business.

For this project Ridge developed new BIM script routines to automate the checking, location and spacing of all fire rated penetrations for mechanical and electrical service builders works, to ensure compliance with certified fire resisting construction. This was an exhaustive exercise carried out by our BIM consultancy team who checked compliance at design stage against installation, and on site against certified manufacturer standards.

Ridge was shortlisted at the 2019 Building Awards for ‘Digital and BIM Initiative’ for our submission on ‘Digital & BIM Algorithms for Fire Stopping Validation’.

  • £132 million

    Project value

  • Over 32,000sqm

    Floor area

  • Multidiscipline

    Ridge services

The P-8A Poseidon aircraft and its crews will be operating 24/7 to safeguard UK waters. This project is part of a long-term initiative between the UK Government and Boeing to provide essential support to the P-8A Poseidon fleet in its roles of maritime surveillance, anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare based at RAF Lossiemouth.

Group Captain Jim Walls

Station Commander RAF Lossiemouth