Stanford Coachworks have worked with many local authorities and over the years we have built many vehicles including school buses, wheelchair accessible vehicles, bariatric designs and community transport minibuses for various local authorities. We have developed relationships with several councils and we understand their requirements, we ensure all of our vehicles are built to the highest quality providing local authorities longevity from their vehicles.
Stanford Coachworks have supplied vehicles to The London Borough of Redbridge for over 15 years, in this time we have supplied over 100 vehicles to them. Stanford first started working with Redbridge via The Procurement Partnership Limited (TPPL), a leading provider of specialist procurement services to authorities, organisations, trusts and of course, councils. TPPL provide a framework to its members which smooths the process of procuring vehicles for UK local authorities, housing associations, fire authorities, universities, schools and leisure trusts. This framework has enabled a working partnership to flourish between London Borough of Redbridge, a member of TPPL and us.
The vehicles we supply go onto the Redbridge community transport operations. The vehicles we supply to Redbridge are built on a Mercedes Sprinter, medium or long wheelbase. We have supplied Redbridge with Super flat floors and Flat floor systems in their vehicles. Their vehicles are bespoke wheelchair accessible minibuses accommodating between 3 and 5 wheelchair passengers.
The Redbridge minibuses feature fully lined ceilings and walls. They have rear wheelchair access lifts and with the Super flat floor system these can be installed underneath the vehicle providing more internal space. We also install safety side steps with lights and sensors for passengers with reduced mobility requiring extra assistance. Climate control, additional audio – visual, lighting and storage units are fitted as standard to offer passengers extra comfort. Redbridge local authority now have all of their vehicles in a white finish with their livery on the vehicle, featuring the Redbridge pink stripe and logo.
Safety is important to Redbridge as it is with all of our local authority clients. As well as wheelchair accessible modifications for the London borough of Redbridge vehicles they also have reinforced uprated suspension using Mercedes OEM parts and are supplied with a full vehicle warranty. All of our minibuses are delivered with a full vehicle inspection and IVA type approval certification and ISO approved standards.
Stanford sponsor the joint London borough of Redbridge and chartered institute of logistics and transport annual compliance event. The annual event has speakers from the DVSA, TFL and more discussing key issues faced by fleet managers.
If you would are a local authority and would like to discuss adding vehicles to your fleet contact us on 01375-0676088 or via our contact form