Airbus A380 Wing Factory and River Dee Load-out Facility

Airbus-logoAXIS secured detailed planning permission for two variant designs of the A380 Wing Factory at Broughton, together with the River Dee Load-Out Facility and managed the post-determination planning process on behalf of Airbus and their construction Partner Laing O’Rourke.

At circa 900,000sq.ft in floor area, the ‘West Factory’ is one of the largest single-site manufacturing facilities to be built in the UK and is a centre of excellence in the production of aerostructure components.

At a cost of circa £350M the factory assembles approximately 50 wing sets per year which are transhipped via the Load-Out Facility on a purpose-built river craft to the Port of Mostyn.

AXIS was responsible for coordinating the preparation of all requisite environmental assessment work to support each of the planning applications. Although not deemed to be EIA development, each scheme was supported by a comprehensive assessment of environmental effects.

Client: Airbus UK
Location: Broughton, Flintshire

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