Visitors Centre opens at Tatenhill Airfield

  • Modular Visitors Centre.
  • Used by the Midlands Air Ambulance Crew.
  • Full Turnkey Solution.
  • Meeting room, Offices, Kitchen, WC Facilities.

RAF Tatenhill Airfield is a former Royal Air Force satellite airfield in Tatenhill, Staffordshire. The field was built in 1941 as a satellite for 27 No. Operational Training Units (OTU) at RAF Lichfield. The design was the wartime RAF standard of 3 No. co-intersecting runways, east-west, north-south diagonal. It was used as a bomber crew training field, which continued in varied training functions until 1944. Later, a single engine training unit arrived using the Miles Master aircraft. It was then used by the RAF School of Explosives after the disastrous explosion at nearby RAF Fauld, from October 1945 until January 1947. In 1987, the airfield was taken over by Tatenhill Aviation for General Aviation use and gradually built up to become a viable operation. The Midlands Air Ambulance, currently operating a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter, is also based at the airfield. Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract to provide a 2 No. module Visitors Centre for use by the Midlands Air Ambulance crew.

Tatenhill Airfield Visitors Centre Collage.

Internally the Visitors Centre consists of a Meeting room, Offices, fitted Kitchen and WC facilities. Polyflor non-slip vinyl flooring was fitted to the Kitchen & WC and Gradus Latour carpet tiles to the Meeting room & Office. Externally the building features Heritage Green Plastisol (plastic coated steel) external cladding & plinth, UPVC windows and a multi-point locking steel external door with entrance door canopy

Additional design features such as a one way mirror finish internal glazed screen to the Office, Heat & Cool air conditioning, LED lighting, window blinds, standalone fire alarm & intruder alarm systems and a Lightning Protection System were also included in the works.

The full Turnkey solution was designed, manufactured and installed in just 10 weeks with the building being delivered in just 1 day. This is up to 50% faster than if the project was completed traditionally.

Tatenhill Airfield Visitors Centre Layout Drawing.