Control Tower Safe

The Control Tower at the former RAF Greenham Common has been granted Listed Status protecting it from demolition or redevelopment. The future ownership however isn’t so safe.

Greenham Common Control Tower

Greenham Control Tower (Credit N Harding)

West Berkshire Council has officially announced plans to sell the building and under a local right to bid scheme Greenham Parish Council has until April 16th to exercise its purchase option. The Parish has expressed an interest in the site with a view to turning into a visitors centre, something that has been sadly lacking at Greenham Common along with a museum about the history of the base.

Built in the 1950’s the control tower is one of the few remaining buildings that exist in the same state as it was when the base closed in 1993. It is also the last remaining building on that side of the airfield.

Other parts of Greenham Common currently up for sale include GAMA (GLCM Alert and Maintenance Area) which is a scheduled monument but under private ownership.

Credits – @ROD558 (Twitter) for raising the story and Newbury Today for the coverage of the sale.

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