Templeman Design has delivered multi-discipline designs for new-build Aircraft Maintenace Support Facilities and Squadron Headquarters, together with the refurbishment of existing facilities to provide additional operational support for pilot training and aircraft maintenance. Project Value of Circa £6m with Architectural, Structural and Mechanical and Electrical design work completed in an accelerated four-month period.
The joint Hawk training squadron at RAF Leeming is expected to stand up in September this year. The squadron will deliver Advanced Jet Training (AJT) to QEAF and RAF pilots and will be home to Qatar’s recently acquired nine Hawk T2 Mk167 aircraft, which are currently being built by BAE Systems at Warton, Lancashire.
The formation of a second UK-Qatar joint squadron will provide additional flying hours for RAF pilots and see long-term international investment in new infrastructure and training facilities at RAF Leeming. This will include a Hawk training simulator and the refurbishment of existing facilities.
The decision to base the new squadron at RAF Leeming represents a long-term commitment to the base, which provides a strategic and operational Main Operating Base for the RAF.