Military history

Military history

Save Farnborough

Cover of SAVE report campaigning for Farnborough
SAVE archive

SAVE has long championed historic naval and military architecture, most notably in 1993 with 'Deserted Bastions', a report and an exhibition at the RIBA Heinz Gallery. More recently SAVE has been active working to preserve what remains of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. Farnborough is the cradle of British aviation and spiritual home of flying in Britain, yet it had no protection, and only half a dozen buildings were listed. When the 108-acre site was sold for redevelopment, SAVE launched a campaign to retain the core historic area of 20 acres. They proposed to bring it to life as the central focus of a new office park with a mix of uses, providing houses instead of offices on adjacent land. This strategy has now been adopted by the owners, Slough Estates.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
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