21 November 2019
Design Engine has completed an extensive internal and external remodelling of the Goodwood Aerodrome Building.
The practice was asked to carry out a technical and architectural assessment of the existing facility within the Goodwood Motor Circuit Estate. The aerodrome site, formally known as RAF Westhampnett, played an active role in WWII and is synonymous with ace fighter pilot Douglas Bader. His statue sat adjacent to the original building and has been given a place of prominence in the new scheme.
This has been a fascinating project with an array of challenges akin to the restoration of an historic building but with the opportunity to correct and enhance some of the fundamental problems with the building’s previous incarnation. With the added bonus of every site visit watching the take-off and landing of Spitfires!Richard Jobson, Design Engine Founding Director