BECK was working alongside Event Communications and the Aerospace Bristol team to tell the remarkable story of Bristol’s world-class aviation heritage, featuring Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last of the supersonic passenger jets to be built and to fly.
The new Aerospace Bristol museum aims to be a focal point of the aviation industry in the south west of England from its beginnings in 1910 and the first Bristol biplane, later nicknamed the Boxkite. The aerospace museum at Filton, which was opened to the public in October 2017, is run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust and houses a varied collection of exhibits including Alpha Foxtrot, the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly.
The nine-acre site at Filton Airfield also includes two First World War Grade II listed hangars, providing over 10,000 m² of public exhibition space, learning spaces, workshops and, outdoor learning and testing space. The exhibition covers over 100 years of aviation history through two world wars, exploring the role of aircraft in these conflicts, through the drama and technological advances of the space race and on to the modern day.
As part of the redevelopment project, a new hangar was built for Concorde, which houses the Concorde Alpha Foxtrot and related exhibits, three meeting rooms and a studio space.