The KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence set for take off

By Sarah Jones
Kelowna Now
August 30, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

To keep it plane and simple, it’s been a long time coming for the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence. The state-of-the-art, 60,000 sq. ft. mass timber building first broke ground back in March 2021, but it was three years prior that the original idea came to KF Aerospace Founder and Chairman, Barry Lapointe. Designed to reflect the fuselage and wings of an aircraft, the KF Centre for Excellence is a legacy project for Lapointe that tells the story of aviation in the BC Interior. …The Centre features “made-in BC” wood products and expertise, from an innovative structural design to locally sourced and prefabricated mass timber components. The massive facility connects two dedicated hangars to guide guests through a historical exhibit of vintage aircraft and memorabilia, which connects to an airfield viewing gallery.

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