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Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

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Work progressing on the new home of Concorde 216

Martha Lewington

Corporate sponsors sought as Concorde’s new hangar starts to take shape

Filton, Bristol, July 20, 2016:  Work is rapidly progressing on the new home of Concorde 216, with the hangar’s steelwork already taking shape on the Aerospace Bristol site in Filton.

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Due to open in Summer 2017, Aerospace Bristol will bring together nationally-significant exhibits and hidden archive records to tell a fascinating chapter of history for the first time. The show-stopping centrepiece will be Concorde 216. Designed, built and tested in Bristol, she was the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly.

Since landing for the final time in 2003, Concorde 216 has been cared for continuously by Airbus UK and remains in remarkable condition.  Board today and you would be presented with the same scene as her final passengers; ready to stow their bags and prepare for take-off.

The £18.6 million project has already secured significant funding from corporate partners and a £4.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. With a further £2m required, Aerospace Bristol are currently seeking corporate supporters who share their aim of supporting and inspiring the next generation to reach their full potential.

Aerospace Bristol has worked with industry partners to develop STEM learning programmes and will feature fully equipped learning spaces with specialist facilities for school and youth groups, as well as corporate spaces for hire. Anyone interested in learning more should contact martha.ferguson@aerospacebristol.org.