This is a really conscientious work of conservation. The buildings house the extraordinary technology that was central to the development of aviation. In combination they form an evocative place.
The exteriors of these utilitarian structures had become cluttered and wrapped in asbestos. They have been meticulously restored and subtly enlarged to clarify their forms. The landscape is well handled and relates to the original scheme.
The future use of these buildings – historical, educational and still technical – has been secured. The clients and architects have made a serious and commendable investment of time and money in preserving an important part of our heritage.