We are delighted to announce that our plan to restore RAF Ibsley Watch Office in Hampshire has reached a new milestone.
The now-dilapidated RAF Ibsley Watch Office is a rare surviving example of a Second World War control tower. Our plans can proceed now we have signed a long lease on the building. This point has only been reached through close working with the RAF Ibsley Airfield Heritage Trust and we are grateful for their enthusiasm and support.
Landmark hopes to restore the Watch Office to its 1940s glory while at the same time adapting it as self-catering holiday accommodation for up to eight guests. This would enable public access and protect the building and its significance in perpetuity. Our restoration will combine environmental sustainability and accessibility, and seek to draw out the special atmosphere of this remarkable place.
A fundraising appeal will be launched this summer. If money can be raised, holidaying guests - together with visitors to free public open days - will be able to experience the thought-provoking site and enjoy the surrounding nature reserve that the former airfield has become. It is hoped work could begin in 2024 for an opening in 2025, the year of Landmark’s 60th anniversary.
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