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New visitor centre development

Hillingdon Council is investing nearly £6 million towards creating a new high-tech visitor and education centre adjacent to the bunker which is due to be completed this year.

Whilst construction of the new centre is underway, visits to the bunker must be pre-booked

The building will be 2,000 square metres in size and set across two levels. The design embraces the central themes of flight and planes with a shell-like form and twisted geometry. There will be a 519 square metre main exhibition hall, which will house a variety of exhibits; 100 seat auditorium and lecture hall; a café and gift shop; reception area; toilets and a workspace for schools, corporate events and functions.

Artist's impression

When it opens, visitors will be able to explore the centre and then have a guided tour of the bunker or vice versa. Work completed at the site so far by construction company VolkerFitzpatrick, has included the demolition of the former building on-site, ground levelling, foundation laying, installation of water, drainage and a steel frame and concrete pouring. The building will be made watertight over the next month, with building completion estimated for late September, when it can then be fitted out, exhibits installed and the landscaping outside finalised.

Progress so far:

July update:

Bunker centre 1

Bunker centre2

Bunker centre 3

May update:

Progress of the building of the centre

This video shows the steel frame going up:

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