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Carlton Fire Station, Nottingham

Featuring a range of green credentials, Carlton Fire Station achieved an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating and went on to be named as the most sustainable fire station in the country at the 2013 BREEAM Awards.

Its green features include timber cladding, stone blocks and a ‘green’ sedum roof. It also has energy efficient heating and cooling, low flush toilets and restricted flow rate taps, plus a water treatment and recirculation system in the vehicle wash area to both minimise water usage and the potential for watercourse pollution.

High levels of insulation to the building, coupled with energy efficient heating and cooling, has resulted in a community building delivering key services but with lower operational running costs.

Other ‘green’ features of the development included a travel plan to limit car usage and encourage cycling, with bike spaces and cyclist facilities provided and careful consideration to scheme planting, working with an ecologist to maximise wildlife support. A robust site waste management plan was implemented during construction, to keep waste to a minimum through procedures to reduce and recycle, and at least 80% of the waste generated was diverted from landfill.

Role

  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Transportation

Client

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Contractor

Bowmer & Kirkland Building Services

Architect

Focus Consultants

Project Description

The demolition of a former fire station and the creation of a new purpose-built fire station featuring three appliance bays, a fire kit room, a laundry, unisex changing pods, offices, a gym, a quiet room, kitchen and dining area and an e-learning suite. The site also has a new five-storey tower with two-storey training building to enable realistic training to be undertaken.

Value

£3,200,000

Completion

2010