A Boeing 727 plane is to be transported from the Cotswold Airport in Kemble, down the motorway to Bristol at the end of the month.

The decommissioned aircraft is owned by entrepreneur and property investor Johnny Palmer, who is planning to use the 727 as an office and events space for his media company Pytch.

The Boeing 727 airliner is similar in size to a 737, as flown by Ryanair, or an Airbus A320, as flown by Easyjet.

It is set to be transported by road down the M5, M4, and A4174 before arriving at Pytch’s headquarters in Brislington, Bristol on February 27.

Mr Palmer said the transport of the £40m aircraft will involve a police escort and road disruption.

After arriving at Pytch HQ on Bonville Road, on Saturday, February 27, a crane will get the jet into position at 10am on Sunday, February 28

Once in situ, the plane will become the centrepiece of the company’s business estate on Bonville Road, while its fuselage will become a piece of artwork.

“Our virtual events studios have been getting busy since Covid and we need more space at Pytch,” said Mr Palmer.

“So rather than do resource and carbon intensive construction, we decided to repurpose the icon of unsustainable hyper-consumption - the airliner private jet. And also have a lot of fun along the way.”

Mr Palmer came up with the idea after hearing there was a disused aircraft at Cotswold Airport in 2018.

He managed to buy the aircraft through his property investment company last year and gained consent from Bristol City Council for his project in October.

The jet was originally a passenger aircraft with Japan Airlines in the 1960s, but in the 1970s it was converted into a VIP private jet.

It was operating until 2012, when it made its final flight to Filton Airfield.