Swindon AdvertiserRAF hangars sale soars to £1m (From Swindon Advertiser)

Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us

RAF hangars sale soars to £1m

Swindon Advertiser: The hangars at Wroughton The hangars at Wroughton

TWO former RAF hangars in Wroughton have sold for more than £1m after they went under the hammer at an auction.

The amount was almost twice the guide price, after they were advertised as having the potential for a variety of uses.

Both of the hangars were bought together for a combined fee of £1,090,000 by an anonymous bidder following an auction at Eddisons.

The overall price was forced up by two separate bidders battling for the lot.

Auctioneer Simon Bailey said: “It was a great result but given the quirky nature of the hangars it didn’t surprise me.

“There was lots of interest, pre-auction but largely it came down to two people fighting it out to the bitter end in the auction room.”

The hangars were used during the Second World War to store aircraft before being used as warehouse storage.

In total, the hangars span an area of 26 acres and were part of the site which was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1972 to repair helicopters. It was later closed down in 1978.

The rest of the site is owned by the Science Museum, with a section subject of a public hearing into the building of the country’s largest solar farm.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:01am Tue 20 May 14

Hearditallbefore says...

Complete copy and paste from 16 may

http://www.swindonad
vertiser.co.uk/news/
11219348.Wroughton_a
irfield_hangars_sold
_for___1million/
Complete copy and paste from 16 may http://www.swindonad vertiser.co.uk/news/ 11219348.Wroughton_a irfield_hangars_sold _for___1million/ Hearditallbefore
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Tue 20 May 14

Highworth Lad says...

Next step, house building !!
Next step, house building !! Highworth Lad
  • Score: -1

12:54pm Tue 20 May 14

house on the hill says...

Highworth Lad wrote:
Next step, house building !!
Well we desperately need more houses to stop the economy being destroyed by the latest housing price rises due to the shortage, so why not there then?
[quote][p][bold]Highworth Lad[/bold] wrote: Next step, house building !![/p][/quote]Well we desperately need more houses to stop the economy being destroyed by the latest housing price rises due to the shortage, so why not there then? house on the hill
  • Score: 1

9:22am Wed 21 May 14

Highworth Lad says...

house on the hill wrote:
Highworth Lad wrote: Next step, house building !!
Well we desperately need more houses to stop the economy being destroyed by the latest housing price rises due to the shortage, so why not there then?
Totally agree, get them built!. Be a nice place to live
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Highworth Lad[/bold] wrote: Next step, house building !![/p][/quote]Well we desperately need more houses to stop the economy being destroyed by the latest housing price rises due to the shortage, so why not there then?[/p][/quote]Totally agree, get them built!. Be a nice place to live Highworth Lad
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree