Projects - Scheduled Monuments
Blast Shelter Repairs, Former RAF Bicester
Client: Bicester Heritage
Building Period: 20th Century
Listed Status: Scheduled Monument
Funding: Historic England
Construction Value: £40,000
Former RAF Bicester is considered to be a prime example of a military airbase reflecting pre-1930’s military aviation and comprises one of the best preserved bomber airfield built as part of Sir Hugh Trenchard’s Expansion Scheme in the 1920s.
The airbase spent many years falling into a state of dilapidation until it was purchased by Bicester Heritage who have carefully repaired and restored the many buildings around the technical site to create a place for the restoration and enjoyment of classic cars.
Nick Cox Architects were appointed to develop a repair strategy to repair and conserve a number of scheduled monuments around the technical site, these included a couple of brick built fall-in blast shelters and a couple of brick and concrete built defended air-raid shelters in order to remove them from the Heritage at Risk Register held by Historic England.