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Bawdsey Radar Project update

News ArticleBawdsey Radar Project update

Bawdsey Radar has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £1.4m as part of a £1.8m project to conserve the Transmitter Block building on Bawdsey Manor Estate in Suffolk. The Transmitter Block was built in 1938 and was a key building at RAF Bawdsey, the world’s first operational radar station. The major site construction work will start in September 2016 and an exciting new exhibition will open in September 2017 allowing all visitors to explore and find out about this pioneering radar site.

The building has become a focal point for the local community on the Deben Peninsula. Christine Block, Bawdsey Radar Trustee and a Member at Suffolk Coastal District Council has commented,
“We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this funding. The Transmitter Block has always been really well supported by local people. It represents such a key moment in our recent history that the community is really excited to feel that the building is going to survive and tell its’ unique story.”

This year is the last chance to see the block and exhibition before it will close for conservation. A chance to see the deteriorating concrete!

Find out the details of how the building will be conserved and view the exciting plans for the new exhibition on their website.

Concrete 6 Wall inside Transmitter Block 6


View more about Bawdsey Radar Trust and their opening times this year.