The last Concorde airplane ever to fly was temporarily located outside on the old Filton Airfield. It was overseen by British Aeronautical Collection Trust (BACT), a charity that has a vast collection of other aircraft and artifacts relating to Bristol’s aviation heritage.
Local public and politicians had long wanted for this historic aircraft to find a permanent home. Our works for BACT included undertaking a transport assessment, developing a framework travel plan and designing and securing technical approvals for the site access.
The transport statement and framework travel plan made the case for managing travel demand to and from the site for employees and visitors in line with parking thresholds and accessibility to non-car travel choices. The site access was designed to accommodate visitor movements into and out of the site from Hayes Way via a gated system and provided for a layout and circulation system that avoided the queuing back of traffic onto the main highway during busy network periods.
Our team’s technical input on the lottery business case, masterplan and planning application helped BACT to secure funding support and planning consent to enable delivery of the site. The museum is now open, and provides a national facility for visitors. It’s has already played host to several significant conferences and events as it continues to build its position as a key venue in the West of England.