Bower Fuller is proud to be involved with, main contractor SDC to design and build the refurbishment of Hangar #1 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, North London.
The project is part of the forthcoming celebrations for 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, through a multi-million pound transformation of the visitor experience which tells the RAF story on site and online.
Two innovative exhibitions will explore the first 100 years of the RAF through the stories of its people. It will invite visitors to imagine its future contribution and technology. A new learning programme will aim to inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and math’s (STEM). Additionally, new apprenticeships and volunteering activities will help the Museum conserve and display more of the incredible 1.3 million objects within its collection. The project will also deliver inspiring outdoor play and picnic spaces, creating a new village green for both the Museum’s local communities and other visitors.
We will be providing the mechanical and electrical services to the glass ended, 120 metre long hangar which houses, amongst others treasures, a Sunderland sea plane. Due to the size of the aircraft, it will remain in-situ during the refurbishment. A further two storey exhibition space within the hangar will also be fitted out. The scheme is due for completion by the end of 2017 in readiness the 2018 RAF centenary celebrations.