Battle of Britain Visitor and Education Centre
The new £6 million visitors centre at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge will be opened in 2018 to coincide with celebrations for 100 years of the RAF.
Expected to formally open around Spring next year, the state-of-the-art development will house a variety of museum exhibits, a cafe and gift shop, lecture theatre, plus additional facilities for schools, corporate events and functions.
Challenges entailed designing a kitchen with enough equipment to provide a varied menu whilst making it all fit into a very small space.
The centre will be home to exhibits from the Battle of Britain from both the UK and Germany.
The bunker, situated on the former RAF Uxbridge site, played a pivotal role in defending the UK during World War Two, with Winston Churchill and King George VI visiting the site during the war.
Hillingdon Council Leader Cllr Ray Puddifoot, a trustee of the Battle of Britain bunker, exclusively told Hillingdon is Here: “We want this to be something of national and international significance. It will house a variety of exhibits to do with the Battle of Britain.
“We envisage more than 7,000 visitors a year and we are particularly keen that young people see this as part of history.”