Yesterday, Monday, 18th July, Magpas Air Ambulance and developers Lindum marked the start of construction of the long-awaited new home for the Cambridgeshire-based emergency medical charity, after the site of its current operations base at RAF Wyton was sold for development.

The new building will be equipped to better support the charity’s growing 24/7 operations and will include a dedicated training centre, rest facilities for crew and clinicians and new community and patient hubs. By co-locating the charity’s operations and support staff at the Alconbury Weald site, the new base will be more efficient; reducing charity overheads and improving environmental impact.

Speaking of the occasion, Magpas Air Ambulance CEO Daryl Brown MBE explained, “We’re so excited to start to see this project, which has been years in the making, come into fruition. The first spade in the ground marks an important milestone in our 50 years of saving lives and will ensure we are able to continue doing so for many more.”

The charity expects to be able to move into its new home next summer.

Magpas Air Ambulance is a charity that needs to raise £6 million a year to continue its 24/7 operations. If you’d like to support the charity, please donate today.