New £6m Blackburn Wing and refurbishment of Bowcliffe Hall

November 14, 2014 - News

The £6m multi-phase project is now complete following appointment by the Bayford Group. The centrepiece of the scheme, the iconic Blackburn Wing, is an impressive new stand-alone structure creating a conference/events centre in a “tree house” style design to replicate the wing of a Blackburn Mercury Monoplane, complete with a copper roof. Hosting its first event last month the striking conference centre made space for 140 guests.

Various other refurbishment works have been carried out across the nineteenth century building and grounds, including converting a cricket pavilion and other redundant buildings into office space and a new Drivers Club Restaurant.

Neil Conlon, Yorkshire Division MD, said,

Whilst this was a challenging project, not least because of the logistical challenges of working within 38 acres of woodland, it is one we are very proud of. The Blackburn Wing is a particularly stunning building and the refurbishment and building works we have undertaken elsewhere on site will ensure that the facilities can be used again and again for many years to come.

Jonathan Turner, Chief Executive of the Bayford Group said,

This has been a unique and challenging project for all of us. I have been passionate about much of the detail in the Blackburn Wing and Bowcliffe driver club and Conlon have dealt with that with the utmost professionalism.