KVF35, a joint venture between Kier and Volkerfitzpatrick, is working to deliver 12 different assets over a 3 year timeline for Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the US Airforce (USAF). The project started on 14 November 2018 and is due to end in November 2022. The contract value is £160 million. Construction is now progressing on the first set of projects to prepare the airbase in Suffolk for the arrival of two new squadrons of US F-35s in 2021.

Construction works include a mixture of infrastrucure and new buildings including aprons. Construction began in July with a groundbreaking ceremony at the base. Work has been progressing with 2 important buildings taking shape.The squadron operations building will include an Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) with separate administration, amenity, lecture theatre and classroom areas.

There will be similar spaces for both squadrons, with accommodation for each mirrored on either side of the building.

To improve training in a variety of different operational scenarios, work has also started on the construction of a flight simulation facility to train the next generation of F35 pilots.

Session 1: Presentation on concrete as a material and how it has been used on site. Attendees will mix some concrete into cube moulds. 
Session 2: tour of concrete batcher at KVF35 and small project tour. Attendees have the opportunity to crush their cubes in the lab (competition).

Address RAF Lakenheath, Brandon Road, Lakenheath, Suffolk
IP27 9FD

The site is on RAF Lakenheath and visitors require access to the airbase. Entry to the site is with a base pass via Gate 1. The KVF35 campus is next to the golf course.

Parking available yes
Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 17, 2020
School, college, dwp Limited to schools, colleges, educational instituions only
Minimum group size 10 spaces
Maximum group size 15 spaces
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions no

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