Bond Bryan are thrilled that planning permission has been granted for Coventry City’s new fire station.
Bond Bryan worked closely with the Fire Service and consultants to help to inspire and design a unique proposal that would exceed expectations and provide a beacon for future fire stations. Community engagement is paramount to the success of this project, therefore the design team wanted to understand how we could improve the end-users’ experience of the building. By focusing the design on relating to how people and the appliances approach the building, the team were able to position the building in a far better urban setting – which promotes the West Midlands Fire Service’s vision. The design concept was to create a building that represents the carbon-based nature of the work that the fire fighters carry out; this also portrays a solid base in recognition of the foundations that the Fire Service provides to the wider public; this whilst also engaging the sloping site in order to position the building within its context.
Coventry Fire Station will be comprised of circa 2,000 square metres of a newly-developed purpose-built building; demolition of the existing site is due to start later this year, with the new build to commence during January 2017.
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