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RAF Lakenheath


Kier-VolkerFitzpatrick joint venture delivers new infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath as the first permanent home in Europe of the US Air Force F-35 Fighter Jet.

  • Construction and renovation of a number of buildings and infrastructure projects at the Suffolk site
  • Six-bay flight simulator
  • Aircraft maintenance unit
  • New hangars
  • 42 aircraft parking aprons
  • Local community engagement
  • At least 40% of the supply chain procured within a 75 mile radius of the site
  • Skills and Training Academy to provide training opportunities for local residents and ex armed forces personnel

"DIO is proud to be working with the US Air Force and Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver this exciting project. The infrastructure being delivered will benefit the local economy by providing a range of training and employment opportunities as well as demonstrating our long and proud history of supporting US Air Force capability in the UK."

Keith Maddison, DIO USVF programme director

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)
  • Duration
    July 2019 - late 2021
  • Value
    £160 million
  • Project categories
    Civil engineering

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