Biggin Hill played a pivotal role in the Second World War, particularly during the Battle of Britain as Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘strongest link’. It is a destination of international importance. The Biggin Hill Memorial Museum will safeguard the future of St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, and preserve and reveal Biggin Hill’s heritage for current and future generations. The Trust’s patron is Randolph Churchill, great grandson of Winston Churchill, who personally led the fundraising campaign for the Chapel’s original construction in 1951.
The London Borough of Bromley will now develop the project detail further, in partnership with the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust, and submit the detailed plans to the HLF’s London committee for final agreement in June 2017. The project architect is Robin Lee Architecture, and the exhibition designer is Redman Design. The overall project cost is more than £5m, and includes a significant endowment to the Trust to enable the museum to be self-sustaining in perpetuity.
With the support of market research specialists at Arkenford, Fourth Street produced the market analysis, visitor projections and financial model that underpin the project’s Business Plan.
Photo Credit: Robin Lee Architecture