Building R133 [Transonic wind tunnel] at former Royal Aircraft Establishment site, O'Gorman Avenue - Rushmoor

Wind tunnel built in 1939 and modified in 1956. Externally the building is generally in good condition and actively maintained but some staining of concrete walls due to corroding reinforcement. Regular tours are given but the future use of the building remains uncertain.

Building R133 [Transonic wind tunnel] at former Royal Aircraft Establishment site, O'Gorman Avenue - Rushmoor
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: BUILDING R133 AT FORMER ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1259586
  • Local Planning Authority: Rushmoor
  • Site Type: Industrial > Engineering industry site

Location

  • Building Name: Building R133 [Transonic wind tunnel] at former Royal Aircraft Establishment site
  • Street Name: O'Gorman Avenue
  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Rushmoor
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Aldershot
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Commercial company

Contact Details

Nicola Lauder 01483 252074

Next steps

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