Project Profile

BAE Building 430


The Project

This project was to extend BAE Systems’ existing manufacturing capability to support delivery of BAE’s contract with Lockheed Martin for the US Joint Strike Force Programme It also incorporated  refurbishment work within the existing building.

Project Objectives

Key were tasked with the design and install the main HVAC system to provide the heating and cooling requirements for the large manufacturing space.


Working with a client such as BAE presents its own challenges, this was a live high security manufacturing site housing highly sensitive, finite calibrated machinery susceptible to vibration and dust.


Working with the wider team the team at Key provided a complex ventilation system to meet the needs of the facility, very large air handling plant was used to both heat & cool the space with jet nozzles utilized in the open manufacturing area and a multitude of other systems throughout this very large facility.

The Results

BAE Systems has now completed 150 aircraft as part of the F35 fighter programme with the rear fuselage and tail set being produced at Samlesbury. Key Integrated Services are immensely proud to have been part of this journey.

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