23 April 2012
New £8m HQ for Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
A new £8m HQ and Fire and Rescue station development, with overnight accommodation for up to seven fire-fighters, is being designed by multi-disciplinary practice Pick Everard for Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service.
The need for a new HQ building for Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service was first reported in the local press some 30 years ago. Following a January ground-cutting ceremony, construction of the new, state of the art, three-storey HQ building in Birstall, Leicestershire, is now underway and will be ready for occupation early in 2013. The new development will incorporate a range of low energy and sustainable design features including air source heat pumps, solar thermal water heating, heat recovery and an energy metering management system.
Pick Everard director Barrie Kemp comments, "Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are to be commended for their determination to bring this project to fruition. These are modern, energy efficient buildings which will serve them well into the 21st Century."
This development is one of a number of projects that Pick Everard is working on in the blue light sector including projects for Kent and Medway Fire Service and Thames Valley Police.