A £2.2million, 60,000 sq ft new hangar for executive jets is set to be built at London Biggin Hill Airport.

Construction is already underway for the steel structure, which will provide parking for 11 jets alongside office space.

The new hangar is due to be completed later this summer and when completed it will be the largest hanger at the Bromley airport.

It is the tenth structure to be built at Biggin Hill airport by steel construction company Reidsteel and project engineer Richard Hanson says it will help enhance the airport’s reputation as a business gateway to London.

He said: “London Biggin Hill Airport’s ambitious growth plans will see it create 2,300 jobs by 2030 in the field of business aviation and technology.

“We have developed a close and valuable relationship with Biggin Hill and its business partners over many years, helping the airport to grow through our expertise in structural steel design, fabrication and construction.”

Reidsteel’s contract to build the hanger comes after Biggin Hill securing a £15m HSBC finance package to fund the hangar, office accommodation and a 50-bedroom four-star hotel as the airport continues to grow in size.

London Biggin Hill airport is home to 65 commercial and aviation activities, 55 business jets and more than 150 other private aircraft and helicopters.

Robert Walters, business development director at London Biggin Hill Airport, said: “Construction of the hangar is really moving along and it’s fantastic to see the building taking shape.

“This hangar is an important development for London Biggin Hill and a significant part of our plans to meet the steadily growing demand for business aviation.

“It will be able to accommodate six G650s or six Global 7000s as well as 10,000 square foot of office space and we’re looking forward to seeing it opened at the end of the year.”