As part of the Goodwood 75th Members’ Meeting in West Sussex, De Boer, the temporary structure specialist, built a temporary hangar for 51 aircraft usually housed in the site’s aerodrome, which needed to be partially emptied to host the weekend’s celebrations.
De Boer assembled its Jumbo Hall, which has been used at similar events including last year’s Farnborough International Airshow, in two days. The hangar also includes a 15-metre-high roller shutter electric door to provide the planes with easy access to the hangar.
Natalie Cox, The Goodwood Group’s motorsport event planner, said: “The sheer scale of De Boer’s Jumbo Hall is breath-taking, and it served as the perfect storage alternative for our planes. The team at De Boer provided an excellent service, and were remarkably quick to react to any issues.”
Jamie Southam, De Boer sales manager, commented: “The 75th Members’ Meeting kick-starts the UK’s historic motorsport season. Held across two days, members enjoy motor racing and the main evening celebration held in the Goodwood aerodrome. This meant that four of its eight hangars needed to be vacated for the celebrations and De Boer stepped in to build over 2,400 square metres of extra storage space on the airfield.
“We have over twenty years’ experience building at Goodwood and we were delighted to be working at this historic site again this year.”