Lift off for aviation museum
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South Gloucestershire Council has granted formal planning permission for an aerospace museum and learning centre which will also house Concorde near the site where it was manufactured in Filton.
Welcoming the news about the aerospace centre, Cllr Matthew Riddle, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, said: “Finding a permanent home for Concorde at its birthplace in Filton is fantastic news for the people of South Gloucestershire and for the iconic aircraft which will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
“Once up and running, the museum is set to become one of the most popular visitors’ attractions in the West, bringing many economic benefits to the region while celebrating the history of the aerospace industry past, present and future.”
As well as providing an indoor exhibition space for Concorde, World War 1 aircraft hangars will be refurbished for the display of the Bristol Aero Collection along with a full range of visitor facilities.
Lloyd Burnell, Project Director, Bristol Aero Collection Trust, said: ”We are delighted to have received planning permission for this very exciting project which will tell the stories of the people and display the products of the region’s world-class aerospace industry, inspiring the next generation of engineers and providing a memorable day out for a wide range of people.”
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