About the project

Bringing this large and elegantly simple structure up to current standards, without losing its character and heritage values, was a challenging and rewarding experience.

The Battlefield Airlifter (BFA) Project undertaken in partnership with Laing O’Rourke comprises operational facilities, training facilities and countermeasure facilities to support the introduction of the new C27J (Spartan) aircraft to 35SQN in its relocation from RAAF Richmond to RAAF Amberley.

A Heritage Impact Report was prepared to support the relocation of Bellman Hanger 255 and the retention of Bellman Hanger 260 for spare parts. Following approval Bellman Hanger 255 was carefully dismantled and re-erected in its new location, retaining its original form and configuration and clearly demonstrating its existing and new fabric.  Bellman Hanger 255 maintains its ‘shed like’ character and is compliant with the National Construction Code and relevant Australian Standards.