Striking Solutions: Fascia Soffit at Magpas Air Base

Jul 11, 2024 | News, Products, Technical

Dales proudly supplied our Aluminium Fascia Soffit for Magpas Air Ambulances new airbase.

The doors to UK’s longest-serving air ambulance charity purpose- built, state-of-the-art airbase, headquarters & training centre are officially open. 

Dales Fabrications supplied our Aluminium Fascia Soffit system in RAL 2003 pastel orange for the Magpas Air Ambulance HQ & Aviation Base.

A striking solution:

From the very beginning, it was clear that it was vital to ensure the building incorporated the orange shade intrinsic to Magpas’ identity. Originally, the sub-contractor on the project requested the Fascia Soffit be finished in RAL 2005 (Luminous Orange). Unfortunately, this exact shade is not available for powder coating due to technical challenges brought on by the complexity of the shade. However, committed to meeting the client’s specifications, Dales suggested an alternative finish of RAL 2003 (Pastel Orange). This shade is a striking alternative and aligns with Magpas’ distinctive branding.

To reassure those involved in the project of the suitability of the alternative colour, Dales provided samples for evaluation and approval. Additionally, we worked closely with all parties to address any concerns and ensure alignment with the vision of the project.

Dales Fabrications supplied our Aluminium Fascia Soffit system in RAL 2003 pastel orange for the Magpas Air Ambulance HQ & Aviation Base.

Streamlining Operations

The unveiling of the new site generated a lot of excitement and was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal, the charity’s Royal Patron. Previously, Magpas operated from two separate locations. However, the realization of the £5.5 million purpose-built facility, allows for the consolidation of their operations under one roof. This strategic move allows the life-saving charity to streamline operations, save costs, improve response times, and reduce environmental impact.

Dales Fabrications supplied our Aluminium Fascia Soffit system in RAL 2003 pastel orange for the Magpas Air Ambulance HQ & Aviation Base.

The environmental aspects of the project’s mission align with Dales’ ongoing commitment to reduce environmental impact. This commitment was affirmed by our recent achieving of ISO 14001:2015 certification. The globally recognised standard provides organisations with frameworks to actively manage environmental responsibilities, and measures to reduce output, achieve targets, and comply with legal requirements. Dales were awarded the certification following a successful two-stage audit and have accordingly committed to actively uphold and enhance our environmental management systems, meeting ISO 14001:2015 criteria.

Dales offers an extensive array of finishes to cater to diverse project requirements. You can explore our comprehensive range of options on our dedicated colours page.

Photography courtesy of Lindum Group, the main contractor on this project. For more details on this project, click here. 

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