Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue commissioned us to create a design template for new 4 appliance bay fire stations. We constructed the first example in Louth on the site of the existing station. This involved demolishing the station, an office block and ancillary buildings. We also removed underground water and diesel storage tanks. To maintain protection in the event of emergencies, we refurbished a disused building as temporary accommodation and provided a temporary demountable facility to retain two fire appliances and other rescue equipment securely and under cover.
Throughout the design process, our team collaborated with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and the local community to incorporate their requirements into the design of the new facility and the implementation of the temporary solution.
The new fire station comprises traditional brick cavity walling with a low-pitched roof. The new training tower complements the fire station and simulates a three bedroomed property, with an attic for rope training. To avoid overloading the sewer, both now and in the future, we designed a new drainage network that complies with the Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems hierarchy to restrict the rate of water discharge from the site.
Restoring an iconic building, taking part in feasibility studies to decide the best use of the building, working on the project to turn it into a seven-screen cinema with restaurants, coffee shop and retail units, winning multiple industry awards and creating something of huge importance to local people.
Kier Design and Business Services working in partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to deliver mixed-use developments and education schemes to create revenue for further local investment.