Building 58, Former RAF Barnham Atomic Bomb Store, Gorse Industrial Estate, Barnham - St Edmundsbury

Building 58, a bomb inspection building, was built in the1950s for the 'Blue Danube' bomb, the UKs first atomic weapon. RAF Barnham is the only such facility in England surviving largely intact. Building 58 has strong group value with the other buildings at the atomic bomb store. Two-storey reinforced concrete structural frame, suffering from advanced stages of reinforcement corrosion. An Historic England Heritage at Risk Repair Grant was accepted in February 2017. Repair work to be completed late Autumn 2018. A proposed Historic England managment agreement is under discussion.

Building 58, Former RAF Barnham Atomic Bomb Store, Gorse Industrial Estate, Barnham - St Edmundsbury
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Building 58, Former RAF Barnham Atomic Bomb Store
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1402411
  • Local Planning Authority: St Edmundsbury
  • Site Type: Defence > Civil defence site

Location

  • Building Name: Building 58
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: St Edmundsbury
  • Parish: Barnham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Suffolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Commercial company, multiple owners
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, SM

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England