The LK Group served as the technical advisor for the new, state-of-the-art Wakefield Fire Station. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service officially opened the station in October 2021.

The LK Group collaborated with Architects Bradshaw Gass and Hope LLP, Development Design Associates – Building Services Consultant and Marshall Building Contractors. Together, they successfully delivered the £2.9 million project on Brunswick Street. The new fire station replaces the original 1963 building with a more compact, modern and efficient facility.

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.