Farnborough Airport, the UK’s largest business aviation airport has opened a new learning and development facility, the Nexus.  

Conceived as an inspirational focal point to bring people and information together, the Nexus offers state-of-the-art facilities to support improved knowledge sharing and communication, with particular emphasis on forging improved links between the airport and its local community.   

 Benefitting from the latest conferencing and events technology, including simultaneous in-room and virtual live-stream presentation capabilities, the Nexus offers a dynamic and inspiring space for groups of up to 50 people to engage, collaborate and learn.  

Learning and development centre

As well as providing a high-tech centre to host community and educational events, the Nexus will be used as a primary learning and development centre for employees of the Farnborough Airport Company, as well as being available for third party hire. 

 Simon Geere, CEO at Farnborough Airport, commented, “Together with our community, we have a unique place in aviation history. We are proud of our pioneering legacy and the role that we have played in both our local community and wider economy over the years. It’s difficult to think of another location where the airport and its local area are so inextricably linked. It’s with this in mind that we are committed to further strengthening the bond between Farnborough Airport and the local community by making the airport more open and available for the benefit of the local area.  

One town, one legacy

 “We are immensely proud to open the Nexus, a versatile space to bring people together and create a sense of belonging within the community. We want people to share in our story and our history as the home of British Aviation, where innovation, education and community thrive together, ensuring a brighter and more prosperous tomorrow for all. One Airport. One Town. One Legacy.” 

 Farnborough Airport also commissioned a local student from the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham (UCA) to create a full-scale wall mural. Fine art student Catherine Guest (pictured with Simon Geere) unveiled the artwork which pays homage to the success of the airport and the town of Farnborough over the years, entitled ‘One Airport. One Town. One Legacy’, at the Nexus opening. 

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