London Road Fire Station scoops two awards

15/05/2017

‚ÄčThe Service's newest fire station has been recognised for its innovation in location and design at a regional awards ceremony.

London Road Fire Station, which was officially opened in September 2016, won in both the infrastructure and regeneration categories at the East Midlands RICS Awards.

The station was built to replace the old Central Fire Station and was praised by the judging panel for its location on the edge of Nottingham City Centre on a previously under-used site, which has decreased response times and helped firefighters to engage with new local communities.

Judges commented that the design and energy saving measures as well as the co-location with the City Council's Emergency Planning Team have ensured that the station is a catalyst for future projects in the city's waterside regeneration scheme.

Ian Pritchard, Head of Procurement and Resources at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), said: "We are really pleased that London Road Fire Station has been recognised with two RICS awards, and since officially opening, the station has made a real positive impact on the surrounding communities, as well as the environment with the use of photovoltaic panels, smart lighting, and its connection to the city's District Heating System.

"The station has replaced the iconic Central Fire Station with a modern and energy efficient alternative, and our new location has ensured that our firefighters are better placed to respond to incidents in and around the city.

"We are thrilled that our award-winning station will be able to help to create safer communities for many years to come."

The team working on the project included CPMG Architects, Turner & Townsend as well as J Tomlinson.

J Tomlinson Managing Director in construction, Martin Gallagher, said: "Winning two RICS awards is great news for the whole team involved in the project to create a new fire station for NFRS.

"The key members of the construction team alongside J Tomlinson were all Nottingham companies, and, as a Nottingham-based firm ourselves, we were proud to have played a part in developing a new public service building for the city.

Nick Gregory, Director for CPMG said: "Having one of our projects recognised by two RICS Awards is fantastic. The development of this vital building has been a partnership from Nottingham-based companies who have all contributed to creating an emergency services facility fit for the 21st century.

The station has now been entered into the national finals in both categories to be held in London in November.

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