London Fire Brigade's vision is To be a world class fire and rescue service for London, Londoners and visitors.
To achieve this vision, the training facilities that are used to deliver the extensive training programme are required to sustain operational effectiveness, must also be world class. For this reason Babcock, as part of their proposal offered brand-new, state-of-the-art training facilities for the London Fire Brigade (LFB).
Having assisted Babcock through the bidding process Britcon were appointed to design and construct a new dedicated fire rescue training facility. Elements of the project include a new fire training centre, containing first floor lecture rooms, catering facilities and administrative locations for trainers and staff. The ground floor will consist of fitness facilities, toilet and shower locations along with maintenance equipment and storage areas.
Also, a new 4 storey Real Fire Training House was constructed. This enables a variety of rescue scenarios to be simulated for training purposes e.g. carbonaceous and cold smoke training systems, road traffic collisions, pumps and pumping ladder activities. The building facilitates both high level safety training, along with a basement constructed area.
Additionally, an appliance bay was constructed for storage and testing of vehicles and equipment. All the associated site services, connections and external works were also be undertaken.