Cranfield Aerospace Facility

The AIRC is a new build aerospace research centre for Cranfield University in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Airbus, which provides a distinctive platform level capability to investigate system integration issues associated with airframe propulsion.

The works were completed on two live sites (the University campus and Cranfield Airport) and were handed over in January 2017, receiving high praise from both the Client and consultant team.

The BIM Level 2 designed accommodation comprised a triple height entrance “atrium” and “high bay area” containing Avionics, Thermals, Mechanical, Electrical and Structural laboratories.

Drayton Windows fabricated and installed framing and doors utilising Kawneer systems comprising of AA100 Curtain Walling, AA720 Doors with Panic Escape functionality, AA190 Doors, AA3720 Folding Sliding Door, complimented by Geze automated revolving doors.

Drayton Windows were proud to be a part of the AIRC Cranfield Project, which won a LABC Award for Best Commercial Project.


Cranfield University
Main Contractor:
R G Carter Northampton
CPMG Architects
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