New fire station completed at former brownfield site

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A trio of Nottingham-based firms – CPMG Architects, J Tomlinson and Turner & Townsend – have completed an energy-efficient fire station in Nottingham that will use less than a quarter of the energy used by the former Central Fire Station.

The three-storey building designed, constructed and project managed by city-based contractors on behalf of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has already picked up a Regeneration Award at the East Midlands fbe Awards 2016.

The £3.7 million station houses three fire engine bays, modern training facilities and office space for Nottingham City Council’s Emergency Planning Team.

Nick Gregory, director for CPMG said this project has helped revive a former brownfield site and has expanded the team’s blue light portfolio.

He said: “The development of this vital building has been a fantastic partnership from Nottingham-based companies who have all contributed to creating an emergency services facility fit for the 21st century.

“The PV panels, smart lighting, large floor to ceiling windows, to increase natural daylight, and smart use of materials have all helped to contribute to the building’s energy-saving attributes. We’re proud to have delivered a safe and highly efficient building that will also save the fire service money thanks to its lower running costs”.

The station is linked to the Nottingham City District Heating System, which provides a low-carbon fuel source to homes and businesses in the city using energy recovered from waste. It was commended for its “excellent use of technology and natural elements” at the awards on 6th October.

Martin Gallagher, managing director (construction) for J Tomlinson, added: “J Tomlinson works on construction projects across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, but it is always pleasing to be involved in a high-profile project in our home city of Nottingham.

“The year-long build has gone smoothly and to plan, and we are delighted and proud to have handed over a new, state-of-the-art facility to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on time and on budget”.

Turner & Townsend Nottingham, who appointed CPMG Architects, acted as lead consultant, providing project management, cost management and design services.

Peter Orton, director, said: “Being involved in this project is something we’re immensely proud of and it’s exciting to now see this state-of-the-art facility come to life”.

The new fire station will replace the iconic Central Fire Station which has served the city centre and surrounding area since the 1940s.

Couch Perry Wilkes and Curtins were also involved during the project.