2022

Urban Air-Port Demountable Fabric Clad Drone Airport

Client

Urban Air Port Ltd

Location

Coventry

Architect

Urban Futures / Arup / Six Miles Across London

Contractor

Base Structures UK Ltd

Fabric

  • Roof & Walls: PVC, Mehler FR650
  • Drum Wall: Mehler Fr650
  • Windows: Cristal Top 500
  • Mesh Ventilation Strip: Soltis 86
  • Polycarbonate: Exolon Opal 2150

Bespoke Fabric Cladding & Internal Fittings

Arup approached Base to be involved in this ground breaking project for Urban-Air Port and Six Miles Across London Ltd (small.) to install the first Vertiport to serve as a drone hub called Air One. This structure is the blueprint for the first of many as Urban-Air Port have ambitious plans to install around 200 Vertiports worldwide in the next 5 years.

Our Solution

Base designed, manufactured and installed the external fabric cladding roof & wall panels as well as the internal drum wall window panels, circumjacent to the moveable FATO drone launchpad in the structure’s centre. A number of other elements within the structure were also provided by Base, including a polycarbonate pelmet, skirt and door surrounds.

The Results

With multiple trades and designers involved in this complicated & intricate project, collaboration & coordination was key to making it a success. With an incredibly tight installation programme, there was no scope for error, and we were pleased to successfully install our element of the project on programme & in only 4 weeks!

The final result is a stunning 17,000 ft² structure that will be a great showcase to launchpad an example of Urban-Air Port’s plans for more Vertiports.

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