Boeing’s £88m Gatwick engineering facility gets the green light

The aerospace giant believes the new commercial aviation hangar will lead to the creation of 200 jobs once complete.

Boeing has said it believes the £88m project will create around 100 direct jobs and an additional 100 indirect jobs in the area.

Planning permission was granted late on Wednesday (18 Oct) by the local authority and Boeing expects construction to start at the facility later this year, ahead of an early 2019 opening.

Building the facility is expected to support 475 jobs and contribute around £80m of gross value added (GVA) to the local economy around the airport.

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