This design and build scheme was constructed over two phases. Phase one included the construction of a new fire station. Phase two involved refitting and partial- demolition of the existing fire station.
The original Station was opened in 1974, however due to the increasing demands placed on the Fire and Rescue service both operationally and with its community initiatives a new building was proposed.
Work commenced on the first purpose built combined Fire and Ambulance Station in South Wales and was finally completed in July 2009. The result of which is a fantastic modern, energy efficient Community Fire/ Ambulance Station.
The facility has also incorporated a number of innovative environmental aids including a solar panel heating system, rainwater harvesting system and a highly insulated building envelope.
The scheme was not delivered under BREEAM, however, we incorporated innovative technologies and considered the future maintenance of the facility during the design stage in order to ensure operational costs were minimised and the building longevity was ensured.
LABC Building Excellence Award 2009 – Best Conversion Building
South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
JCT Design and Build
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