Sector: Blue light services Completion date: May 2019

This training centre serves 60 community fire stations from the Scottish Borders to Fife and will successfully train more than 1600 firefighters each year.

Improving facilities for a crucial service

It was essential that we provided a high-quality centre for the fire department, highlighting the importance of safety of our communities and the firefighters protecting them. For some activities, firefighters will be training in temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius.

The site provides many training facilities including:

Site preparation from our civil engineering business

Robertson Civil Engineering was involved in the preparation of the site which included moving topsoil, pouring concrete and laying drainage and tar to allow the next structural stage of the development to progress.

Public sector procurement for a sustainable legacy

The project was procured through Scape Scotland, a leading public sector procurement authority, dedicated to creating spaces, places and experiences that leave a sustainable legacy, whilst enriching the local economy across Scotland.

“It is fantastic to see the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and Robertson collaborate on a project of such significance. The new training facility will play a crucial role in providing current and future firefighters with the high-quality training necessary to effectively fulfil their role.”

– Victoria Brambini, Managing Director, Scape

This is a momentous occasion as we continue to move forward in also harnessing the very latest firefighting technologies, setting the benchmark of a truly world class fire and rescue service.

– Alasdair Hay, Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Project team

Architect: Smith Scott Mullen & Associates
Project manager: Pick Everard
Principal contractor: Robertson Central East
Civil Engineer: Robertson Civil Engineering
Structural engineer: Will Rudd Davidson
M&E engineer: Rybka
 

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