The LK Group was the technical advisor behind the brand new, state-of-the-art Wakefield Fire Station for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, which officially opened in October 2021.
Alongside Architects Bradshaw Gass and Hope LLP, Development Design Associates – Building Services Consultant and Marshall Building Contractors, The LK Group successfully delivered the £2.9 million pound project, located on Brunswick Street, replacing the existing fire station which was originally built in 1963 with a more compact, modern, and efficient fire station.
The on-site youth intervention facility, which provides opportunities for local children to engage with the fire service, has undergone a major refurbishment as part of the redevelopment. This along with the wider development of the site, including a new training tower and road traffic accident centre now offers significant improvements to the firefighters working environment.
Project manager, Conor Leyden said: “Our works were delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic and the fire station remained operational throughout the demolition and reconstruction period; the combination of which presented us with some unique challenges.
“Despite this, everyone involved in this project did a superb job at working together and we were extremely proud to hand over another completed project for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, building on our longstanding relationship with them spanning over 12 years.”
Steve Thomas of Architects, Bradshaw Gass & Hope LLP said “We are delighted that our latest new Fire Station for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has been delivered successfully, at Wakefield. The project presented a number of logistical challenges which needed to be addressed at an early stage of the process. This included a requirement for Client operations to continue from the site, during the redevelopment works.”
“Following a thoughtful and pro-active engagement process with the Client, we developed a phased construction programme which allowed Client operations to continue uninterrupted, via temporary facilities, throughout the build process.”
You can read more about the day of the opening of Wakefield Fire Station here.