C&S’s Design Build Coast Air Center Project Complete
C&S is proud to announce the completion and opening the Coast Air Project at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport in San Diego, CA. C&S was the design build entity for a new 9.4-acre private development project at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport for Coast Flight. The project included three buildings amounting to a total of 84,000 square feet as well as an aviation facility including a mechanical fueling system for business jet aircrafts and small flight school aircrafts.
The project utilized an integrated project delivery method to seamlessly deliver design through construction. This effort involved very early phase planning and validation of the design and constructability. The Coast Air Center is a signature project for the City of San Diego and national airspace aviation system. The project was developed with the use of private capital funds to improve a very dated parcel of land with infrastructure and buildings that had exceeded their useful life. The city had been operating this dated asset for some time and was looking for a way to utilize private capital to improve the parcel by way of a long-term land lease. This Public, Private Partnership (P3) created an avenue for maximizing the land area and constructing a useful business to the City of San Diego airport.
C&S’s scope of work included design and construction starting with demolition of the old facilities, adding all new underground infrastructure/utilities, and constructing several new facilities on a nine acre parcel development. A key aspect of the project is the new flight school within the facility, which will have cutting edge technology for training future airline pilots and aviators. This facility will also have capabilities to house and conduct routine maintenance on the corporate and flight school aircrafts.
C&S led all initial planning efforts along with site layout and conceptual design. Complete engineering services were provided by C&S staff including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. This facility will accommodate existing smaller general aviation aircraft and some of the specific design group II aircraft that have interest in operating in and out of Montgomery Field.