The Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, July 27, for its $53 million Coast Guard Air Station. The permanent new air station will include a 43,045-square-foot hangar facility with four bays, shops, and storage for MH65T and MH60J helicopters, as well as a 12,183-square-foot administration building.
Woolpert designed the air station and provided associated utilities, site improvements and sanitary sewer modifications. The firm also conducted bridge engineering and design to support the installation of a new concrete taxiway with asphalt-paved shoulders that will connect the new aircraft parking apron and aircraft hangar to the base’s existing NBVC Taxiway B. The concrete parking apron will include a hot refueling area and a TALON grid system to simulate U.S. Coast Guard ship tiedowns, as well as parking for 85 personal-occupancy vehicles.
The one-story hangar will have support space for storage and maintenance and will be able to be accessed via a four-panel, vertical lift fabric door with a 250-foot clear opening. The administration building will contain offices, conference rooms, a clinic and berthing functions. The project was designed to achieve LEED certification.
Woolpert Federal Design Practice Leader Joseph Bissaillon said the beddown of this air station is one of many multiple-award construction contracts that Woolpert has underway with the U.S. Coast Guard.
“We have been working coast to coast on U.S. Coast Guard projects, from Ventura County to New England, Texas and Florida,” Bissaillon said. “This air station will help the Coast Guard reestablish its permanent presence in the Los Angeles area and continue its protection of U.S. waterways, ports and shorelines. We’re honored to support these contracts and to work with a proactive and collaborative design-build team.”
The Coast Guard Air Station at Point Mugu it is scheduled to be completed in January 2023.