The RAF Museum London is set for a £23.5m transformation as part of the RAF’s 2018 Centenary Programme.
Architects Nex have revealed designs for the former Hendon Aerodrome in Colindale, North London, which will include a new entrance and visitor centre.
The visitor experience will be improved by creating clear routes between the exhibition areas.
The space inside the hangar will include a café, shop, members’ room, public viewing galleries and flexible use spaces.
The hangar building’s exterior will be clad in aluminium fins, reminiscent of the blades of a jet engine.
The project was recently granted £3m of UK government funding to support the development of a new exhibition and a dedicated Learning Centre.
Commenting on the news of the funding award, Chief Executive of the RAF Museum Maggie Appleton said “It’s wonderful to be given such a high level of support from the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme. The stories we want to share reflect the bravery, ingenuity and dedication of RAF men and women working in today’s complex and challenging environment with space for our visitors to reflect on and join in the discussion from their own personal perspectives.”