Built to last

Torton have recently completed the full refurbishment program of 9 special lead lined x-ray shelters for the Ministry Of Defence.

Torton were originally commanded to build the shelters 30 years ago with the proviso they should have a 10 year lifespan. All these years on, Torton have repaired and repainted the exterior and upgraded the x-ray systems with interlock and replaced the electrical system to give the shelters a new lease of life.

The shelters or cabins as they are referred to, were completed in rotation so the MOD bases all over the UK were kept operational.

A spokesman for Torton said "although those based at coastal locations has some small structural deteriation, these were easily repaired and the shelters are just like new ready for another 10 plus years of use, showing a great saving on new replacements."

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