New Workshop Dedicated to the Emergency Services Sector


On Wednesday, the 18th of April, HLM, the leading design and architecture company, will be presenting at a first of its kind ‘Fire Station Design and Construction Workshop’ at Weston in Cheshire. Professionals from the Emergency Services sector will gather together at a unique event to share knowledge in a learning environment.

During the workshop, design and construction professionals will carry out presentations in reference to finished and working projects. The event will provide a platform to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities of fire station design.

HLM’s speakers at the event include Steven Lennon, Head of Emergency Services and Sarah Brady, Architect, who will discuss fire station design, landscape architecture and interior design. In addition, they will review the new Services Support Centres for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service.

“I am looking forward to discussing the benefits of digital design and construction techniques for clients, including BIM and virtual reality. I will also analyse what digital construction is, what the government’s vision is and the benefits it can deliver for fire and rescue services in developing and managing their estate,” said speaker Simon Bell, HLM Director.

Other speakers present at the workshop include GearGrid, who manufacture PPE locker storage and specialist equipment storage for cylinders, hose and maintenance rooms, Ridge, presenting on Building Services Design and additionally Flowcrete, showcasing the importance of floor specification.

HLM has assisted so far four fire authorities with the design of over twelve stations, with the NIFRS Service Support Centre, Belfast as one of its current projects. They have also completed two fire service headquarters, both with regional control centres and two detailed training facilities ranging from USAR to live fire facility.

The ‘Fire Station Design and Construction Workshop’ is supported by the Fire Times publication and it will start at 10am with complimentary lunch and refreshments provided.


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