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RAF Woodvale

RAF Woodvale in Merseyside is a geographically important station which was built for the defence of Liverpool.

The station is home to flying units which provide flight trying to future University Air Squadron students and give air experience flights to Air Cadet organisations in the North West. It is also home to 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron RAuxAF which meets there for regular training.

RAF Woodvale aerial shot

RAF Woodvale has two runways; one which is actively used and another which is reserved for training only and for emergency use. In 2020, Minster Group was hired to resurface the main runway and all airfield taxiways.

The total project area as 80,000m² and the work was completed in five weeks. In line with Minster Group’s commitment to smarter, cleaner, greener working, the project had zero waste, with all extracted material being recycled.

Minster Surfacing team works on runway of RAF Woodvale

Runway & Taxiway resurfacing

The main runway and all taxiways were planed and resurfaced within five weeks. The team worked rapidly to complete the work with the minimal interruption to the RAF’s operations.

Runway sunset at RAF Woodvale

The total surface area was 80,000m² and all of the material which was removed was recycled for use in other Minster Group projects.

The team laid in excess of 500 tonnes of material each day to ensure the work was carried out to a high standard as quickly as possible. Runway and taxiway line markings were repainted by our supply chain partner, Lincs Lining.

Minster Surfacing team works on RAF Woodvale Runway resurfacing