RAF Museum invites competition entries for revamp

by Alice Davis | 04 Sep 2014

A competition has been launched to find a landscape design team for the RAF Museum’s revamp. The attraction is undergoing a £23m renovation as it builds up to the centenary celebrations of the Royal Air Force in 2018.

The winning team will help achieve the master plan designed by architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre in 2011. The four-phase renovation of the site in Hendon, London, is known as the Centenary Programme and includes: refitting of the 1915 factory, due to be completed in December; restoring public-use 1931 buildings by 2016; creating a new exhibition and entrance by 2016; and refitting the hangar with a visitor centre and exhibits by 2017.

The RAF museum says it has “a unique opportunity of placing itself at the centre of the Royal Air Force’s celebration of its Centenary in 2018: this is a chance to improve its storytelling and build up its resilience for the next century.”

A competition has been launched to find a landscape design team for the RAF Museum’s revamp. The attraction is undergoing a £23m renovation as it builds up to the centenary celebrations of the Royal Air Force in 2018. The winning team will help achieve the master plan designed by architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre in 2011. The four-phase renovation of the site in Hendon, London, is known as the Centenary Programme
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Replica Hurricane and Spitfire at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London / Roger Davies via Creative Commons
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