£300m former Red Arrows base redevelopment bids invited

The council has submitted an interest in acquiring the West Lindsey site in Lincolnshire with a view to bringing forward a £300m redevelopment.

Now the council is looking for a partner to take a lead in managing, master planning and regenerating the site.

Outline plans for the site, dependent on the success of funding bids, include arts and entertainment buildings, a hotel, accommodation, shops, restaurants, a runway and a museum, reflecting the airfield history as home to the famous Dambusters 617 Squadron.

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Owen Bierley said: “The Council is currently progressing plans for RAF Scampton. Using our experience of disposals of the past, the process to transition Scampton from RAF use to economic driver for Lincolnshire will be one that is held as an exemplar of best practice in years to come.

“This officially starts our search for a delivery partner through a stage 2 procurement process.  It is an exciting time for West Lindsey and I look forward to seeing our plans progress.”

Our expression of interest remains subject to a number of conditions. Work continues with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and we hope to make a final decision in relation to the acquisition and appointment of partner by the end of the year.

For more information click here: Pro Contract website. Submissions need to be in by 8 August, with view to appointing a developer/contractor next April.


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