Project: Barry Fire & Ambulance Station
Location: Barry, South Wales
Client: South Wales Fire & Rescue
Championed by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and adapted during a 41 week build project, the Station is the latest venue operated by the Service which supports emergency services working alongside each other.
TC Consult were appointed as Quantity Surveyor to deliver this complex project which involved a full refurbishment and alteration scheme to the existing offices and accommodation as well as reconfiguration of the external roads and paved areas to incorporate facilities required by the Welsh Ambulance Service. The result – a fully functioning shared services site.
A particular challenge was to encompass both operations’ requirements and keep the fire station operation live during construction, so very careful phasing, strategic planning and continuous liaison with the station operations team.
“We’re delighted to be able to share this facility with our emergency services partner, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. This combined facility here at Barry will enable us to work more closely for the benefit of the communities we serve as well as achieving some operational efficiencies.”
Chris Turley, Director of Finance, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust