The second of two Jefferson Sheard designed Fire Stations for Humberside Fire and Rescue is now in use and ready to serve the local community. The multi-million pound project provides a new cutting-edge base and training facility for the Brough Crew.
Ian Johnson, Watch Manager, thanks the Design Team – including Jefferson Sheard’s Project Director Mark Fannon (second from left) and Project Runner Dan Morgan (far right).
Working in partnership with international consultancy and construction company Mace, Jefferson Sheard Architects were faced with several key design challenges to consider delivering this project.
Whilst the setting of the station, a stone’s throw from the Humber Estuary, provides an idyllic setting it places the station in a critical flood zone. This made it imperative the design solution incorporated measures to protect the building from potential flood waters and tidal surges. To limit water encroaching into the building a two-stage defence system was designed.
It was also important to Humberside Fire and Rescue that the station become part of the fabric of the local community. This was achieved by the inclusion of gym facilities and IT learning amenities, accessible through a welcoming entrance designed specifically to draw the public in and engage with the building.
On officially opening the facility, Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders commented:
"This is the third station to open in the last two years. This is a wonderful new facility - probably the best one yet in terms of its location, facilities, and the journey we have gone through to get here.
I want to thank all of those staff and partners who made it happen and pay tribute to the patience of the crews."
Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders and Chair of the Fire Authority Councillor John Briggs cut the Ribbon to officially open the station.