Bill Stonor pioneered the development of community and university sports facilities in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and majored in the design of international venues in the 1990s and 2000s. In the 1980s, in association with British Swimming, he produced a strategy for the development of 50m swimming pools throughout the United Kingdom.
Widely travelled in Europe, North America and Australasia, Bill Stonor has combined the results of his research with original thinking to produce many ground-breaking and innovative sports and leisure projects, including the UK’s first public leisure pool, first leisure ice arena, the renowned Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield and four major venues for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Bill Stonor with FaulknerBrowns architects have won many accolades and an unprecedented number of IOC, IAKS and IPC awards for their discoveries in sports design.
Over the last 10 years, Bill Stonor has been a highly pro-active member of IAKS.