RAF Turweston served as a bomber training school during the Second World War. Opened on 23 November 1942 it had three concrete runways and one T1 hangar. At the end of the Second World War, the RAF had a surplus of facilities, and many including Turweston were scheduled for closure.
The 2016 Aegon Ilkley Trophy saw the opening of a stunning new club house and fitness suite, which was part of a £2.5 million investment in the club’s facilities. At Stafford Rainwater we are passionate about tennis, health and fitness. When the opportunity was presented to us to help develop the new landmark clubhouse in the North of England, it was an prospect not to be missed. The design of the system was imperative to the projects aesthetics and functionality. Stafford Rainwater completed a site measure and constructed a bespoke template for the curve of the roof. The tapered aluminium was designed, manufactured and delivered to site within 5 weeks ready for the Aegon Ilkley Trophy. The new clubhouse was received wonderfully and the event was a complete success hosting some of the UK’s best tennis players.
The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle has been providing patient-centred healthcare to communities in the North East of England and beyond for over 250 years. They are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, offering a wider range of specialist services.
Cancer patients in the North West are set to benefit from a revolutionary new treatment that will aim to shorten treatment times, reduce side-effects and improve their chances of beating the disease. The Christie, part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, has been selected to house an MRI -guided radiation therapy system, of which there are currently just 2 research systems in the world. The state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine uses imaging technology to better and more safely target radiation beams to the site of a tumour.
'we are honored to have been appointed as Sub-Contractors of such an illustrious building. We have designed bespoke lead hoppers to match the existing Gothic architecture that makes the Cathedral so unique.'
Kirkbie Kendal School, located in the heart of Cumbria is home to over 1000 students a year. After initial planning to develop the school's specialist Creative and Perfoming Arts centre 18 months ago came into fruition, Stafford Rainwater were called to supply and install an aluminium true curved radius gutter to the new front of the building.
The brand new Park and Ride facility in Hazel Grove, Stockport is set to relieve congestion throughout the region and take 6000 cars off the road. The new project is the first of its kind with Stagecoach Manchester opening the privately funded £3 million facility which will host a fleet of 40 hybrid electric buses, all installed with free wifi. The grand opening of the Park and Ride saw a comedian Justin Moorhouse and Stagecoach Commercial Directors take to the site to unveil the brand new transport link to the public.
Regular maintenance is vital for all properties, regardless of age, scale or purpose. Now entering its 13th year, the SPAB’s annual National Maintenance Week brings practical and straightforward advice on maintenance and repairs to everyone who looks after a property.
We recently completed a Rainwater package at the impressive Stoke-on-Trent College situated in the heart of Stoke. The college boasts a range of professional qualifications to set pupils on the path to a great vocation. Construction has almost been completed at the new Cauldon Campus, an extension to the College giving students an innovative and dynamic area for study. Stafford Rainwater Systems installed Fascia & Soffit to the front Canopy, the architectural showpiece of the building. We are immensely proud of our work and hope the students enjoy studying in their brand new working environment.
In the May Bank Holiday, Poynton Sports Club, located in East Cheshire hosted a Beer Festival and 6-a-side Football Tournament. Stafford Rainwater Systems entered a team into the competition raising funds for the local sports club. However, there was a more poignant and powerful cause close to the hearts of everyone associated with the club. The words to follow are from Mike and Lucy, Ollie's Mum and Dad. Please support this cause in any way possible.