West Sussex fire service training centre and fire station
Providing a highly modern working environment for fire and rescue service staff, as well as a 24-hour operational fire station.
We are working with West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service to deliver a state-of-the-art fire service training centre and fire station.
The scheme in Horsham procured using the SCF framework will be the first of its kind in West Sussex, providing a highly modern working environment for fire and rescue service staff, as well as a 24-hour operational fire station.
Key features include a combined training tower and breathing apparatus facility, and a realistic live fire training area. The high-tech premises will also include a residential element for new recruit training, an incident command training facility, realistic road traffic collision training area and rooms for digital simulations.
Sustainability is at the heart of the project, with a strong emphasis on renewable energy sources such as solar panels and air source heat pumps to provide heating, as well as electric vehicle charging points, in-line with the county council’s drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue, Duncan Crow, says:
“I am delighted that this project has been approved. The new development represents a significant investment in our fire and rescue service that will allow our firefighters the very best in training facilities. This benefits not only our firefighters, but also the safety of West Sussex residents.”