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First look: Capita Symonds' jet fighter-shaped building

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Capita Symonds has completed this ‘fighter jet-inspired’ reception building at aerospace giants BAE Systems’ manufacturing plant in Samlesbury, Lancashire

The company builds the front fuselage and other parts of the Eurofighter Typhoon, as well as a number of other aircraft including the Lockhead Martin F-35 Lightning II, at the facility

‘The original concept was for a traditional brick building and site feature entrance,’ said Altaf Master, the lead designer. ‘However, we pitched a striking idea which alludes to the dynamic form of a fighter jet - reflecting the site’s role as the home of advanced aerospace manufacturing while doubling both as a functional facility and a striking site feature.’

The scheme is part of a larger development masterminded by the practice which also features two major new four-storey office buildings (pictured bottom right).

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