Lancashire Fire and Rescue drill towers

Lancashire Fire and Rescue drill towers
Various fire stations in Lancashire
Lancashire Combined Fire Authority

Warden was appointed on the design and construction of replacement drill towers at several fire stations across Lancashire. The works were undertaken in phases, including Blackpool, Tarleton, Bolton-Le-Sands, Wesham and Clitheroe fire stations.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue
drill towers construction
Warden construction

The project included the demolition and removal of the old drill towers including their foundations, as well as the design and construction of the new drill tower foundations and erection of the new drill towers.

We also oversaw amendments to drainage and localised road surface repairs. The installation of electrical service ducts to provide power connection to the tower, provision of lighting and connection to the existing building, and the installation of lightning conductors was also part of the projects.

Warden understands the site constraints of working on fire stations operating 24/7 and the need to minimise disruption to daily operations. Warden’s approach to these drill tower replacements was based on extensive early dialogue with the design team. Alongside this, our experience of working on fire stations, police stations and in emergency service environments has assisted in the identification of the risks and challenges. A live risk register for each fire station was developed with collaborative working arrangements in place to mitigate and manage all risks.

As part of the preconstruction / design stage, we identified the project key risks such as site segregation, the fire station’s fire and security strategy, construction site access and egress, traffic management, design risk, sequencing and phasing and maintaining business as usual for the live fire stations and minimising disruption.

What our client said

“From a client perspective this project has run extremely well. Issues encountered were accepted and resolved along the way without conflict. The quality of the work is of a high standard with only a couple of snagging items to be addressed. Comments received from end users on station have been positive throughout, with thanks to Mark, as site manager, for being considerate of the operational needs of the station while the project was underway. It has been a pleasure working on this project with the Warden team.” 

Claire Hedingham, client’s representative, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

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