Stow Maries Aerodrome

Stow Maries Aerodrome

The site is a surviving World War 1 aerodrome consisting of a range of 24 buildings, achieving a Grade II* Listed status. The site is unique in the fact that there are no other near-complete World War 1 aerodrome remains in England, with the buildings proving to be rather well built for temporary war time constructions.

Our works have consisted of structural reporting and appraisal of the predominately 4’’ masonry buildings with intermittent 9’’ piers, with a feature prevalent to all being embedded hoop iron reinforcement between the brick courses, to which ongoing corrosion has accelerated the need for repairs.

Our works currently have included structural strengthening of the MT (Motor Transport) shed, restoration of the water storage tank structure, as well as roof repairs to the Officers' Mess. Currently, further strengthening works are to take place to a number of the barrack buildings to which structural and restoration works are required to enable these to be utilised for public and volunteer usage.

Client: Stow Maries Aerodrome

Architect: Purcell, Cowper Griffiths