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Bicester Heritage

Structural Engineering
  • LocationOxfordshire
  • ListingGrade II Listed, Scheduled Ancient Monuments
  • ClientBicester Heritage Ltd
  • AwardsWinner-Industry Supporter of the Year at the 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards (IMHA)

Patrick Parsons are providing structural engineering services on a £3m project to continue the magnificent transformation of a former WW2 RAF Bomber Station into a national centre for historic automotive engineering excellence.

The sensitive restoration programme has included thorough investigations and reports on the condition and suitability of a number of Grade II Listed buildings across the site for future restoration. After the former occupiers of the site vacated some buildings became significantly degraded due to fire, water ingress or vandalism and roped access inspections were required to overcome the difficult access conditions.

Restoration works have seen well over 70 per cent of the historic buildings and structures having been reactivated and made suitable for modern commercial purposes, with many being reused for their original purposes.

The next phase of works will see the site benefit from an extra 30,000 square feet across ten buildings and plans for wider development include the possibility of a hotel and motoring lodges.

Patrick Parsons came highly recommended and have been with the project since its inception in 2013. Their support, adaptability and clear enthusiasm for Bicester Heritage has contributed to our ability to move forward confidently and with the minimum of obstacles. A partnership-orientated firm with a ‘can-do’ attitude and realistic perspective.

Daniel Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage