Vision to Reality

Achievements to date

Support from Southampton City Council and site allocated in 2013

The National Spitfire Project Charity was registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales in 2014.

Nick Hancock is the designer for this stunning waterfront landmark.

Planning permission for the structure was granted in 2019

In 2020 the Government confirmed their support with the agreement of £3m in match funding

In 2021 Southampton City Council confirmed its commitment to allocate up to £0.5m to fund specialist project management support including ground works and site investigation works.

We are now seeking additional fundraising support to achieve the required £6m to fully fund the project.

Site works to begin in Spring 2023

Completion of the project in July 2024


Marketing & Events £75,000
Structural Engineering & Detailed Design £700,000
Foundations £500,000
Platform Base £500,000
Spitfire £1,100,000
Vapour Trail Mast £1,100,000
Interactive Features £300,000
Other Main Structure Materials £400,000
Construction £350,000
Contingency £500,000
SUB TOTAL £5,250,000
Maintenance Fund £475,000
GRAND TOTAL £6,000,000