Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial space facility is to get a terminal hangar facility (THF), which will be built by Summit West.

The 10,152ft² THF will house the operational offices of Virgin Galactic world headquarters.

The THF has been designed by URS / Foster + Partners and is to be built in accordance with the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.

Spaceport America is working in concert with Virgin Galactic, Lockheed Martin, Moog-FTS, UP Aerospace and Armadillo Aerospace to develop commercial spaceflight.

The 10,000ft-long runway is currently under construction, while the hangar is expected to be complete by early 2011.