Fire Station Design and Construction Workshop
Fire Station Design and Construction Workshop – Challenges facing today’s newbuild fire stations
The first Fire Station Design and Construction workshop was held on 18th April 2018 at Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club, Cheshire, due to the great feedback and success we are pleased to announce that we will be holding the second event on 5th June 2019, times to be confirmed.
The Fire Station Design & Construction Workshop is aimed at bringing together Fire service property departments to create a networking opportunity and to discuss the challenges inherent in the construction of prototypical fire service buildings, discuss lessons learnt and most importantly for attendees to share experiences.
The workshop will involve presentations from construction and design professionals, Q & A Opportunities, manufacturer exhibition stands along with multiple networking opportunities.
Post feedback from the 2018 event, we identified a requirement for more networking opportunities and therefore we will also be holding an informal BBQ networking event held at the hotel the evening before.
The Fire and Rescue Service is going through a period of unprecedented change. To meet the challenges this presents, the fire & rescue service are finding new and innovative ways of working.
Providing the facilities to work effectively in their communities and the right working environment for their staff, who are our most valuable asset, is an important part of achieving these objectives. A modern fire station must meet the needs of a more diverse workforce, more closely reflecting the communities that they serve.
There buildings also need to facilitate an interaction with the public and enable them to work more effectively with other public & blue light services and partners. Consequently they need to reflect a Fire and Rescue Service that is approachable and which exists to help protect and meet the needs of the whole community.
A new fire station should be built on a ‘human’ scale, they need to be able to incorporate new technology and equipment and help the Service play its part in protecting the environment. These are wide ranging objectives but we believe this guidance is an important contribution in helping them take this forward.
Quality matters in the smallest details, from the architraves and the handles on the doors, to the major elements of a building. “Design …. Depends on a meaningful and sustained dialogue between designers and clients, users and communities, a well-designed station provides good value for money over its whole life.
The Fire Station Design and Construction workshop will bring together professionals from property services departments, facilities management, asset management as well as operational personnel who are involved in the planning and design of new or refurbishing Fire Stations.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network and discuss the challenges of designing Fire Stations and share experiences. With the ever increasing demand and challenging environments that the property departments find themselves with there is more than ever a requirement to collaborate. Shared blue light facilities becoming more apparent with the ever changing requirement for the use of a modern facility. Lessons learned from past projects need to be shared.
“WORKING TOGETHER FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT”
The presentations and discussions are aimed at Fire Brigade property / facility departments and Fire Station management delivered by professionals from brigades, architects and manufacturers of specialist equipment for fire stations. Case studies and presentations of finished projects will develop the opportunity to sharing problem solving ideas.
For more information please visit www.firestationdesign.co.uk or contact us on 07971594853 or 01270 906180