London Road Fire Station Triumphs at East Midlands fbe Awards 2016

Pictured left to right is Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Craig Parkin, Construction Manager at J Tomlinson, Jim Hardie, and award sponsor Anne Green, from BSD.

Pictured left to right is Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Craig Parkin, Construction Manager at J Tomlinson, Jim Hardie, and award sponsor Anne Green, from BSD.

Nottingham’s new London Road Fire Station – built by J Tomlinson – has been crowned a winner at the East Midlands fbe Awards 2016.

The £3.7 million building took the honours in the Regeneration category of the awards, which recognise and reward some of the best built environment schemes and teams in the region.

The judges said: “Demonstrating excellent use of technology and natural elements, this is a complex project needing to take into account the practical needs of the fire station and blend with the city’s existing south side regeneration plans. This scheme should be highly commended for showcasing our industry to the local community and indeed showcasing construction as a profession.”

Other members of the team who developed the fire station for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were architects CPMG, structural engineer Curtins, project manager Turner & Townsend (CPMG’s client), architecture, engineering and planning firm IBI Taylor Young and mechanical and electrical consultants Couch Perry Wilkes.
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J Tomlinson Managing Director – Construction and Refurbishment Martin Gallagher said: “It is fantastic that the new fire station built in Nottingham by J Tomlinson has been presented with an award by the East Midlands fbe – an organisation run by the property, development and construction industries, and an award judged by our peers in the sector.

Being a Nottingham-based company, this project was very close to home for us and we’re proud to have played a key role in developing an important community building in such a prominent position in the city.

The three-storey fire station, which will use less than a quarter of the energy of the fire station it is replacing – significantly reducing carbon emissions, officially opened last month (September). Built in collaboration with Nottingham City Council, it replaces the former Central Fire Station.

The state-of-the-art facility was handed over on time and on budget following a year-long building project.

The East Midlands fbe awards were presented at a ceremony at the City Rooms, Leicester, which attracted around 150 professionals from across the East Midlands construction, property and development sector.

J Tomlinson trainee electrical estimator Joe Gent was one of three finalists in the Best Rising Star category at the awards.