Concorde to get its new home

Concorde 216 is to get a permanent home at her birthplace after South Gloucestershire Council granted planning permission for a new aerospace centre at Filton Airfield. The Bristol Aero Collection Trust won £4.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project.

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Hope for new home for Concorde

The dream of having a permanent home for Concorde has taken a major step forward, after the National Lottery agreed to back the project with a £4.4 million grant.

The team behind the plan want to refurbish two World War I hangars on Filton Airfield and turn them into a museum for the jet.

Concorde 216, which was designed and built in Bristol, has sat next to the runway, open to the elements since touching down there after its final flight in 2003.

But now there's real hope that, ten years on, the world's first supersonic passenger plane could finally land a new home.

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