MOD sells RAF Bicester site

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has sold the historic RAF Bicester site to Bicester Heritage Limited. 

Now surplus to Defence requirements, the former airfield is set for a new lease of life as the purchasers plan to establish a heritage-oriented commercial park.

DIO is the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) property and services provider and responsible for managing the military estate in the UK and overseas.

Martin Lloyd, DIO Head of Disposals South, said:

“DIO’s priority is to support our Armed Forces as they prepare for operations by providing the facilities our military personnel need. We continually examine ways of improving military capability and value for money for the taxpayer..As part of this approach, we keep the size and location of bases under constant review and DIO is committed to ensuring that the military estate is no larger than necessary to meet operational needs.”

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Notes to Editors

  1. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is part of the MOD. It is responsible for managing and maintaining land and properties to meet the current and future needs of the MOD and personnel at home and abroad, and to support current operations.
  2. Our work includes providing, supporting and improving: operational units; single living and service family accommodation; training areas and historic military sites. DIO actively manages these to ensure the needs of Defence are met, value for money is achieved, our heritage is protected and to achieve our environmental goals.

Further information:

Press enquiries to Tony Moran, Senior Communications Officer 0121 311 3879 or email tony.moran572@mod.uk

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