Ingleton Wood have worked with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service on numerous projects over the last few years. We were excited by the opportunity to tender for the commission to design a brand new retained fire station in Burwell on the Cambridgeshire/ Suffolk border.
The existing fire station at Burwell was woefully inadequate and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were in the process of acquiring land from the Local Authority to provide this new facility.
Ingleton Wood were successful in their tender and were duly appointed commencing works and investigations in relation to the new site, contamination analysis, statutory service applications and a new access to the highway.
The building consists of a single appliance bay, a breathing apparatus room, welfare and administration areas together with a community lecture room for outreach projects to develop links with local interested parties and organisations.
Site wide works included all access roads and car parking together with a drill yard and a bespoke two storey training building. This training building complete with smoke extraction units enables the service to train their retained fire fighters in a number of scenarios and simulations.
The building features a solar PV array which at peak delivers 7.08 kWp of electricity for use both on the site and for input into the grid. This provides a carbon reduction of 2.5 tonnes.
This new facility has been very well received by both its crew, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and the local community.
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