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IASTI Planning Permission Success

Stem Architects are delighted to announce that unanimous planning approval was granted at the mid-February planning committee for the design of the new International Air & Space Training Institute (IASTI) in Newark.

Working with key stakeholders and specialists within the Aviation industry, designs have been developed and were submitted to Newark and Sherwood District Council. The new scheme forms part of the Towns Fund project in Newark, with a brief to provide a landmark building which reflects and takes reference from the bespoke Aviation training facilities within.

The state-of-the-art facility designed for Lincoln College at their Cattle Market site in Newark, will be the UK’s first air and space training institute. The IASTI mission is to re-establish the aviation industry’s natural place amongst adjacent sectors.

With a focus on rebuilding the aviation industry following the pandemic; it is proposed to create the environment, connections, teams, pathways, and facilities through various partners. This will aid in the delivery of skills to meet the attraction, training and recruitment needs of the industry in the UK. The vision is to create a networked set of industry-led training institutes that enable the air and space industry to attract and readily recruit the people it needs from all backgrounds. IASTI will set out to meet the needs of local, national and international employers.

Newark and the surrounding areas of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire already have a rich history of aviation. To achieve successful attraction and recruitment, a range of initiatives will be established including launching new pathways in engineering, pilot and ground; fully integrated industry training into education; creating cutting edge facilities embracing new training methods and linking directly to jobs with regional and national employers. The proposed model seeks to address all of these issues in a single solution; with Newark set to be the first.

External Visual of IASTI.

There have been several key influencing factors which the design team have drawn upon and utilised in the development of the layout plans and elevations. With reference to the architectural style of aircraft hangers and tail fins in both historic and current modern designs, aviation design has widely influenced the IASTI concept. The final design has been created with a bespoke aesthetic reflective of the aspirations for the facility. Below we share some visuals and concept sketches of IASTI.

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