This page provides details of Thatcham Research’s proposed development of Retford Gamston Airport, allowing us to increase the already significant contribution we make to vehicle and road safety and secure a sustainable future for aviation. Our investment creates a dual purpose facility that North Nottinghamshire can be proud of. It gives us a suitable home for the crucial testing and research we carry out to ensure current and future mobility technology is safe, is introduced correctly, and will benefit society. It also secures a future whereby aviation will continue to have a home at the site.
We are moving towards a new era of mobility that will embrace electric vehicles, hands free motoring and driverless cars. But the technology that will pave the way for this exciting future must be safe.
The testing and research our world renowned engineers will conduct within our Safety & Assurance Centre for Connected & Automated Mobility Solutions at Retford Gamston Airport will provide the vital safety assurance, leadership, and strategic direction that’s required.
Our data-driven insights and risk analytics will not only ensure the safe and successful adoption of these new mobility systems, but will also safeguard the UK’s position as a leader in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) mobility space, and drive positive societal change.
Our work will also allow insurers to provide effective mobility insurance, create employment, support the local economy and maintain aviation at the site.