Hull construction firm are putting finishing touches to refurbished fire station
STATE OF THE ART: The £2m fire station in Clough Road, North Hull.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 26 Apr 2017
A HULL construction firm is nearing completion of works to Bransholme Fire Station, marking the third project completed for Humberside Fire and Rescue in the past two years.
In 2015, Hobson and Porter delivered a £2m state-of-the-art station in Clough Road, North Hull.
The two-storey building, which includes dormitories, a kitchen, a canteen and a fitness suite, has since been shortlisted in the RICS Yorkshire and Humber Awards.
The company has also transformed Immingham West Fire Station, in North Lincolnshire, into a purpose-built training facility, complete with living quarters, a classroom and an outdoor training area including a marine firefighting unit.
The firm is now putting the finishing touches to Bransholme Fire Station, where a £500,000 internal refurbishment will see an overhaul of facilities such as the gymnasium, welfare pods, dormitories and kitchen area.
Bransholme Fire Station is undergoing a £500,000 refurbishment.
David Blades, Hobson and Porter’s business development director, said: “For the projects at Clough Road and Immingham West, we were required to work to a tight programme in order to get the new facilities open and ready for operation as soon as possible.
“The refurbishment of Bransholme Fire Station requires a phased set of works in order to keep the facility open during works.
“This is a challenging project as there are many considerations for the team to take into account – such as access for the public and fire service staff, restricting of work areas, noise pollution and much more.
“We have a very good relationship with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and are working closely with them to ensure the new facilities are ready for use as soon as possible.”
Hobson and Porter is head-quartered in Malmo Road, Sutton Fields, and operates across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Mr Blades said the Bransholme project is due to be completed in July.
“We have received positive feedback from our work at Clough Road and Immingham West fire stations,” he said. “We hope the upgrade at Bransholme will be just as well received when work is complete.”
He said: “It was essential the facility was completed in time for the beginning of our 13-week firefighter course. Any delay would have meant serious disruption to the tight training schedule.