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|Title:||New Business Space Available At Aircraft Museum|
|Author:||Success Doncaster |
|ID & Publication:||20130311016 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Business News |
Thirteen years ago a group of passionate and dedicated people decided to save and conserve a group of 1940 airfield buildings as evidence of the part Doncaster played in aviation development.
In that time the area has been transformed from a broken and vandalised space into a vibrant and uplifting space for education and enjoyment where visitors can experience engineering and social history.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum opened its doors in 1999 and has gone from strength to strength since then, with more visitors, more exhibits and the latest addition of more business space.
Renovation of the site is a continuing process and thanks to latest funding from Doncaster Council’s ‘Space for Success’ project, funded by Success Doncaster, the Museum team have been able to refurbish and build additional business space in order to encourage other businesses to join them in this unique environment. Each work space has been fitted out with toilet, washroom, kitchen and meeting room facilities.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies said ‘Doncaster has such a rich history particularly in aviation and it is really important we preserve and protect our heritage for future generations. This business space project supports tourism as well as increasing the number of local training and employment opportunities for local businesses and individuals, all supporting and helping to grow the local economy’.
The Vulcan To The Sky Trust has already secured some of the new workspace and have set up a training centre for local apprentices to train in basic engineering skills. Places will also be offered to those wishing to gain foundation skills or an NVQ qualification: helping to improve opportunities for young people entering into the local job market.
The aim is to train young engineers on the site with the opportunity to then support many of the on-going projects such as the re-building of a Gloster Meteor, Britain’s first jet fighter plane as well as numerous other projects spanning the history of civilian and military aviation. This along with a whole host of airplanes, helicopters, historical parts and support vehicles provides a fantastic local attraction.
The development of these new workspaces will connect two unique and growing tourist attractions, The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum and the famous Vulcan XH558 housed at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, both helping to support further development of Doncaster’s business and tourism strategy.
If you are interested in obtaining workspace or require any additional information please contact Liz or Ian Kingsnorth on 01302 761616
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