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High commission Research under way in a former airship hangar in Bedfordshire is set to revolutionise the way buildings are designed. Dave Parker takes a closer look at the Cardington project.

Some 70 years ago the two massive Grade II listed hangars south east of Bedford housed the biggest airships ever built in Britain. That era came to a fiery end when the R101 crashed and burned on its maiden voyage in 1930, killing the then Secretary of State for Air and 47 others.

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