Bletchley Park Huts restoration project-managed by Prince of Wales Trust

Great news…missed this yesterday lets hope this helps get the Huts sorted!

The restoration of Bletchley Park, the centre of Britain’s code-breaking activities in the Second World War, is to be project-managed by one of the Prince of Wales’s charities – the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, it was announced today.

The work will include restoring some of the famous huts at the Buckinghamshire site, which was known as Station X in the 1939/45 conflict.

Now a tourist attraction which welcomed 100,000 visitors last year, Bletchley has been awarded £465,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The regeneration project aims to enhance the visitor experience. The trust will be primarily responsible for appointing and supervising progress of the design team and other consultants to obtain the necessary listed building and planning consents and reports to submit the second round HLF application for £4.1 million.

The trust’s chief executive Ros Kerslake said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working on a site of such great importance to our country.

“Our aim is to substantially increase the number of visitors to Bletchley Park by making Bletchley attractive and relevant to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

“This is a part of our 20th century history but we want it to be a top 21st century visitor destination.”

By Andrew Wilcox

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