Bristol’s Concorde gets a new home

The last Concorde built and the last to fly is set to get a new home, as the Bristol Aerospace Centre broke ground to build a new £19 million (US$27.8 million) hangar for the supersonic jetliner.

Photo from airwaysnews.com.

The ceremony was held at the premises of the Center, where guests have witnessed the ground-breaking for the new Concorde hangar and a group aerial photograph was taken as attendees formed the shape of Concorde in the planned position for the new building. 

The development and construction of the new hangar has been possible thanks to the support of multiple of founding partners BAW Systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, South Gloucestershire Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Altough fundraising has not yet been completed, with a further £2 million (US$2.9 million) required to complete the project, the authorities remain confident that the goal will be reached and that the new premises will be completed by Summer 2017.

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