This has led to the production of a standard of specification that will provide a building which delivers a fit for purpose working environment which satisfies the Fire and Police service’s practical working needs. Our knowledge and experience acquired over the course of the programme has evolved and developed by working closely with the client to understand their essential security and IT requirements, and operational dependencies.
Concertus were involved from the beginning of this project, assisting the client in identifying the appropriate site and how best it could be developed through feasibility studies. The chosen site for the new station is located in an industrial area with close links to residential areas. This was chosen to ensure quick and easy access for the emergency services. The new build station has been designed to include offices and relevant facilities for each service, shared spaces, a multi-use room, specialist police divisions, and a training tower for the fire service. The associated external works included two vehicle appliance bays, a 50 space police car park, and a 16 space visitor car park.
In-line with Suffolk County Council’s Net Zero 2030 commitment, the design ethos focuses on sustainability. An important requirement from the client included in the external works is the installations of electric vehicle charging points (14 charging points, including public visitor area). The site is fully electric, including LED lighting, PV cells/ solar panels, air source heat pumps and under floor heating, which all maximise the energy efficiency of the building reducing future energy costs for the client.
An important requirement from the client, included in the external works, was the installation of electric vehicle charging points. This, along with PV cells, air source heat pumps, and underfloor heating, will improve the sustainability of the project and reduce future energy costs for the client.