The Old Fort, building use in the 1990s

With a large number of plans and documents available in the archive, it’s possible to piece together the use of the site throughout the decades. Combining a site plan from 1986 and a building schedule from 1975, it’s possible to give a snapshot of how the site has changed use. As with many military sites,

N17 Optical Test Range

Located outside the wire on Crow Drive, building N17 was constructed as an optical test range. Most likely originally constructed entirely from wood, the later edition of a brick front facade and roller shutter door may have come from a change of use. By 1975 the building was under the control of the admin department