12 February 2020
Construction of a new purpose-built facility for charity, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at North Weald Airfield, has begun.
EHAAT CEO Jane Gurney got work underway at a groundbreaking ceremony which was attended by VIP guests, charity trustees, members of the construction team, volunteers, a former airlifted patient and the critical care team.
Project managed by Castons and designed by Hurley Porte and Duell and Superstructures, the new facility will be built by Barnes Construction and when completed, it will house one of EHAAT’s two helicopters and two of its rapid response vehicles, and also provide areas for training, mentoring, patient liaison and fundraising.
There will be space for cross training with other emergency services, which will benefit both EHAAT and the local pre-hospital care community. Part of the new airbase will be a dedicated interactive visitor centre which will allow the charity to welcome and engage with the local community.