Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service
Retained fire station relying on volunteer firefighters living within 4 minutes’ travel of the site providing response to a predominantly rural area located north of the M27 within the ward of Winchester City Council.
1.Construction on a small site in close proximity to residential properties and narrow town centre streets
2. Storage of materials on a compact site
3.Meeting the client’s aspiration for an energy efficient facility
4.Mitigating risks due to close proximity to water course with the difficulty of being in a flood risk area, it compounded the the risk of completing weather sensitive works during winter months.
1. Special access was granted for the piling to get onto site. Due to access challenges, certain sized lorries were avoided where possible and asked not to drive through the narrow town centre streets. The site team also avoided driving through the town centre.
2. Just in time deliveries minimised the need for materials storage and HIWFRS allowed the team to use their temporary car park for storage of materials such as bricks and blocks.
3.Energy efficient and carbon reducing features included:
4. Through early investigations, the site was known to have a high water table, particularly in the NW corner of the site. The site was 50m away from the water table which meant there was particular dangers of a flooding if not carefully mitigated. The team monitored the weather closely and where possible maximised weather sensitive works on days where conditions were correct. Fortunately, the project remained mainly dry throughout which meant minimal disruption was caused. The solution included moving the new fire station slightly further away from the risk area. The design was also developed to accommodate additional ducts.
1. A brand new fire station with training facilities helping the fire service make life safer. In addition bespoke community engagement spaces will benefit the people of Bishop’s Waltham and the wider county.
2. Minimal storage required without any impact on the local community’s roads and access.
3. An energy efficient fire station utilising the latest technologies.
Regular payments and have payment periods not exceeding 30 days
93% waste diverted from landfill
100% timber responsibly sourced
Bird and bat nesting bricks integrated into fabric of building
CCS Score 43
94% local spend
8 jobs created
251 trainee weeks
Schools engagement: 1,011 students
£3,106 donations to charity
181 volunteer hours
78% social value created
Sensory garden/outdoor classroom space built for the local Bishop’s Waltham Junior School
All the pupils from Bishops Waltham Infants School have visited the new fire station and get to keep a copy of the handprint tree signage they designed for the site hoarding.
Soft landings for handover
Dedicated Morgan Sindall point of contact
On-line portal for notifying any defects with 3 priority categories for response times
Phone: 07761 330560
Phone: 07967 686066