The Control Tower is a listed building within the IWM complex at Duxford and had to be regenerated in line with a strict heritage specification. With a range of skills being required to carry out the works our multi-disciplined workforce was able to carry out all of the project allowing for high levels of quality control and efficient deployment of resources.
With the museum being open for visitors throughout the works it was important to ensure that the minimal amount of disruption was given to the guests and also that recognition of the sensitive history of some of the exhibits was incorporated into the methodology.
Imperial War Museum
External decorations and repairs to control tower
Unusually the community in this case was not just the staff and local people but the wider community that has family and historic links with the Royal Air Force and the events in the history of aviation. By restoring the Control Tower to its best we were able to enhance the experience of visitors to the airfield and in our own way recognise the debt we all owe to the people commemorated there.