Work to build a brand new £3.7m fire station on Nottingham’s London Road is progressing well as the building’s steel structure is taking shape on site.
The state-of-the-art building will house three fire engine bays, modern training facilities and office space for Nottingham City Council’s Emergency Planning Team.
Nottingham-based architects, CPMG designed the building which is now being constructed by J Tomlinson, with the project managed by Turner & Townsend.
Well placed to respond safely and quickly to emergency calls, the three-storey building will replace the iconic Central Fire Station which has served the city centre and surrounding area since the 1940s.
Aiden Bell, architect for CPMG said: “Our design meets all the practical needs of a fire station ensuring a safe and firm response time to an emergency, whilst being sympathetic to the city’s southside regeneration plans.
“The layout of the building design means that fire engines exiting the bays do so where there is high visibility from other drivers – we’ve included a training tower which is housed at the rear of the site and full height windows to increase natural daylight into the internal areas.
“As a Nottingham-based firm, the London Road Fire Station is clearly a project close to our hearts and one which we’re delighted to be involved in.”
Martin Gallagher, Construction Managing Director for J Tomlinson said: “The project, which is based on one of the main arterial routes into Nottingham, is a great honour for J Tomlinson, as the chosen contractor, to construct.
“As a local contractor we are proud to be working on such a prestigious project with our industry partners, and look forward to completing an amazing state-of-the-art facility for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.”
Richard Marshall, senior project manager for Turner & Townsend said: “We’re excited to be involved with this high-profile relocation of the Central Fire Station, and see it regenerate the London Road gateway into Nottingham.
“We’ve supported Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue with the research of potential locations before London Road was agreed upon, and the management of land ownership before plans were designed and agreed. Work is progressing well on site, and we look forward to seeing the project through to completion in summer of 2016.”
CPMG has also worked closely with CPW (mechanical and electrical consultants) and Curtin’s (structural engineers) to refine the building designs on behalf of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue.
CPMG is an award-winning architectural practice based in Nottingham with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. The practice prides itself on having a talented workforce, combining strong design skills with intent to surpass clients’ expectations through collaborative working and successful delivery.
J Tomlinson is an established, privately owned company with a substantial heritage and wealth of experience in delivering integrated building solutions tailored to both public and private sector clients. The firm’s extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E), and facilities management.