Iconic control tower project to create community facility

The vision to turn Greenham Common’s iconic control tower into a community facility has taken a significant step forward after Place Partnership were appointed to oversee the development.

The Grade II listed building, which played an important part in Britain’s role in the Cold War during the 1970s and 1980s, was left abandoned and fell into a state of disrepair over more recent years.

In 2014 Greenham Parish Council made a successful bid to purchase the building so that it could be turned into a visitor centre with an observation deck, on site café and toilet facilities. The building needed significant repairs but it is now ready for the final redevelopment stage. It will be overseen by a project management team from Place Partnership.

Cllr Jon Gage from Greenham Parish Council said: “We’re absolutely delighted that we have reached this landmark moment for the redevelopment of this iconic building. This final stage of works will see the building converted into a visitor centre, which will benefit our local community for many years to come.”

Place Partnership’s Managing Director, Andrew Pollard, said: “We are delighted to be working with Greenham Parish Council to turn this historic and iconic building into an important visitor attraction for the community and for the area.”