The land on which many old airfields are situated have over the years been handed back to their original owners by the MOD.

Many of these sites must have the redundant infrastructure removed, including all radio masts, all live power isolated and water redirected in order that they can be redeveloped for housing or indeed ploughed and returned to agriculture.

We have the expertise to identify and remove all underground services, including a very elaborate underground fuel systems and underground services including: HV, LV, security, AFL, cables and pipelines.

Please see below a case study of an old airfield we developed for a landowner.

Case Study – Old Millfield

RAF Milltown was a former Royal Air Force station located south of the Moray Firth and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) north east of Elgin, Scotland. RAF Miltown began life as a bombing decoy for nearby RAF Lossiemouth. Between 1941 and 1943, three runways and two hangars were constructed and the airfield became a satellite of RAF Lossiemouth. In July 1946, along with RAF Lossiemouth, Milltown was officially handed over to the Royal Navy as HMS Fulmar II, a Deck Landing Training School.

Flying stopped in 1977 and the site was developed as a communications station, and had some 50 masts visible.

The land was to be handed back to the original owners, Innes Estates, by the MOD. The Estate required that the redundant infrastructure was to be removed in order that it could be ploughed and returned to agriculture. The site had been decommissioned and all radio masts removed, all power had been isolated and the water remained live.

Click here to download and read the full case study of the Old Millfield Airfield pdf (450kb)

Click here to download and read the full case study pdf of RAF Wattan (1.8mb)