A £135m contract to improve facilities at RAF Marham in Norfolk has been awarded by the Ministry of Defence.
The work will deliver a new aircraft hangar capable of housing 12 of the new F-35 jet aircraft and will improve existing facilities, including resurfacing two existing runways and taxiways.
Vertical Landing Pads will also be added to RAF Marham, accommodating the F-35B’s ability to land vertically, a capability previously covered by the Harrier jets.
The major investment in RAF Marham is the last of seven projects worth £250m undertaken to ready the Station for the arrival of the aircraft in 2018.
The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Galliford Try and Lagan Construction Ltd, creating local jobs at RAF Marham and across East Anglia.