Bunker attraction restored
Thu 30 July 2015, 4:14 pm
Developer St. Modwen has restored and repaired the briefing room at a World War Two bunker, which sits alongside its St Andrew’s Park mixed-use development in Uxbridge.
The former RAF Uxbridge bunker had been damaged by flooding in the summer of 2015. It had previously been used as a visitor attraction, where people could visit a plotting room, controllers’ cabin, and 50-seat briefing room and find out about the site’s history. RAF volunteers have given guided tours since 1975, but the briefing room became out of use after the flood damage. The work to repair and refurbish the room has now been completed and the government has announced further financial support for the bunker and visitor facilities.
St. Modwen’s St Andrew’s Park development is a housing and office scheme, which also includes parkland, a school and public facilities.
Development manager for St. Modwen, James Stockdale, said: “We have never forgotten that while we are building a new community for the future here in Uxbridge, we are building on the foundations of a terrific heritage.
“We are delivering new homes and new offices, yet respecting buildings like the bunker that have played such a significant part in the history of Uxbridge and indeed the country as a whole.”