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ATC Duxford

ATC Duxford Case Study Armour Hart Group

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



Contract value


External works:

  • Render repairs.
  • Painting of all external areas.
  • Clean down, rake out and replace putty.
  • Prepare and paint metal windows to all elevations.
  • Remove and replace glazing.
  • Remove and replace extract fans to ground floor toilets.
  • Prepare and paint door and frame with oil paint as described.
  • Remove door signage and re-fix on completion.
  • Joinery repairs.
  • Thoroughly prepare and paint all external metal work.
  • Clean down, prepare and paint soffits with masonry paint.

ATC Control room internals

  • Repairs.
  • Remove and replace cladding system.
  • Roof deck waterproofing.
  • Localised repair to stairwell.

The community:

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.

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What our clients say

    Head of Technical & Building Safety

    Local Housing Association

    Armour Hart have a great attitude towards service delivery and take ownership of every project. Their overall Customer Satisfaction KPI is 98% All works have been completed to a very high standard and all jobs have provided value for money

      Asset investment Manager

      Retirement Scheme

      Armour Hart have always been a conscientious contractor, their commitment to high quality work and customer satisfaction always meets our highest level. I would recommend them for any future works.

        Residential Property Manager

        Sheltered Housing Scheme

        I’ve always found Armour very reactive to any issues that have arisen during the works, all trades completed to a very high standard and positive feedback from Residents.