This project will benefit 60 community fire stations spanning from the Scottish Borders to Fife and will successfully train more than 1600 firefighters each year.


Site preparation

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.


“It is a privilege for the Robertson team to be working on this project, which has the potential to have a hugely positive impact on the work of this vital service.”

– David Cairns, Managing Director, Robertson Central East


SCAPE Framework

The project was procured through Scape Group’s National Major Works Framework, since superseded by Major Works Scotland, part of Scape’s National Construction framework. It was delivered by Robertson in partnership with Willmott Dixon.  Scape Group is a public sector owned built environment specialist offering a full suite of national frameworks and innovative design solutions.


“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 Procure


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:


“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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