Bletchley Park, Bletchley
Fascinating site that housed highly secret WWII code cracking operations.
We worked with Bletchley Park Trust to begin the restoration of Bletchley Park, one of the most important historic sites in the country. The huts at Bletchley housed top secret communications, cipher and code operations. The war effort was so secretive, no one was aware of what others on site were doing. The Bletchley code-breakers channelled vital information to the Allies which secured their D-Day success and therefore helped shorten the war.
The activities remained secret for three decades and in the 1980s the site was under threat of demolition to make way for a housing estate. However, it was rescued through the commitment of veterans and enthusiasts.
We project-managed the first phase of the restoration and led the successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund which secured £4.6m towards the £7.2m project. We also secured full planning and listed building consents for the regeneration. This completed our involvement in the project, and Bletchley Park Trust continues to work on towards the final stages and completion. The development will include site interpretation and soundscapes around the grounds. Several of the more fragile huts will be interpreted as museum objects themselves.