>> 2020 Update! <<
Used daily and by thousands of people every year, this lecture theatre is part of Cosford's Cold War Exhibition. Zoe Steven's, Ferco's Education Specialist covering the Midlands visited the site to inspect the seats 13 years after the seats were installed in 2007.
Michelle Worthington, of RAF Museum Cosford commented 'the seats look as good as the day they were installed'.
Testament to the quality of Ferco's design and manufacturing, these seats have certainly stood the test of time and proved a savvy return on their investment.
The photo below was taken in 2020, the images to the right were taken after installation in 2007.
Located in Albrighton, Shropshire, close to Ferco's UK Head Office, RAF Cosford was opened in 1938. Created as a joint aircraft maintenance, storage and technical training unit, the station remains a training unit to this day.
Schools currently stationed there include: No. 1 School of Technical Training, No. 1 Radio School RAF, the Defence School of Photography and the RAF School of Physical Training. Flying units include the University of Birmingham Air Squadron, No 8 Air Experience Flight and No 633 Volunteer Gliding Squadron. The Wales and West regional headquarters and West Mercian Wing headquarters of the Air Training Corps are situated there, along with No 2497 (Cosford) Squadron of the ATC.
Cosford hosts the annual Air Show and houses the highly rated Aerospace Museum, which is a branch of the Royal Air Force Museum. A large and unique collection of military aircraft and a Cold War Exhibition opened in 2007. Exhibits include the only collection of three V bombers (Valiant, Victor and Vulcan) in the same place in the world.
In 2006, as part of the preparation for the Cold War Exhibition, a purpose-built theatre was constructed by Galliford Try to seat up to 208 people.
Used for corporate events and lectures the auditorium is fitted with the versatile FT10 with Wrimatic™ tablet, providing comfortable seating and an A3 writing tablet.
A market leading product, the FT10 is stylish and versatile and can be customised to suit any scheme. It is available with the option of integrated power and data points.
The integrated A3 Wrimatic tablet is the most robust tablet on the market having being load tested to a load bearing of nearly a quarter of a tonne!
It stows neatly when not in use and operates in one continuous opening movement thanks to its unique triangular joint; a feature designed using advanced aeronautical and engineering technology.
These seats are upholstered in durable Mainline Plus fabric from Camira.
To discuss your latest auditorium seating project, please contact the Sales Team or phone 01743 761244.