At Cranfield University we have now started work on the second of the two 4200 m2 pre-WWII Hangars, Building 84 having completed this summer, and recently winning the Most Innovative Restoration / Refurbishment project at the Building Innovation awards.

This decarbonisation project on both Hangars aims to improve the thermal performance and efficiency of these buildings, reducing their carbon footprint. The solution to this was created by Carter Design Group, who designed an insulated ‘box within a box’ which sits inside the hangar, installed with new ventilation and lighting. Not only does this create the thermal efficiencies required, it also preserves the aesthetic heritage of the buildings.

The decarbonisation works at both hangars are funded by the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which is run by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and delivered by Salix Finance.

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