Rilmac provide access solutions for new military rehabilitation centre


Rilmac Scaffolding announces their involvement with the DNRC (Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre) project near Loughborough.

Northampton based Rilmac Scaffolding provided access solutions on site for the duration of the build, a contract that saw an investment of £600,000 in new equipment, over 15 new staff and took around two years. Another company in the Rilmac Group, Rilmac Asbestos Services were also on site removing asbestos from key locations in the main building.

The official handover of the DNRC was held on 21st June with Prince William (a patron of the charity raising money for the centre), the Duke of Westminster (whose father began the project), and the Prime Minister in attendance. Prince William read a special poem on the theme of remembrance written by A&E nurse Debbie Lawson as part of the ceremony.
Seven members of the Rilmac team were proud to attend the handover ceremony and share in the celebration of the opening of this key facility for British service men and women.

The DNRC is four times the size of its predecessor Headley Court and will continue the work of dealing with amputees and complex brain injuries. In addition to gymnasiums and hydrotherapy pools, it offers cutting edge technology such as 3D printing of prosthetic limbs.

“It’s one of the most challenging contracts that we have been involved with,” said Des Booth UK MD of Rilmac Scaffolding, “and seeing it looking like it did at the handover made me stand back and just say wow to myself.”

Mark Green, who was project director on the DNRC project said of Rilmac Scaffolding, “I think Wow is the right word, a tremendous effort by your team throughout the project. I look forward to the opportunity to work together again.”

“It has been a privilege to work on the DNRC,” said Rilmac Scaffolding Northampton director Sam McSpadden, “and I’d like to add a special thank you to all of our employees who have been involved on site.”