Case Study

Bluelight

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Training and Safety Centre

Bury

Client
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Location
Bury
Value
£12.9m
Contractor
Kier
Start
May 2015
Completion
December 2016
Sector
Bluelight
Form of Contract
PSPC6
Delivery Type
Design & Build

The state of the art training centre and community hub – set over approximately 44000 m2 – provides the most realistic training and development for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and other blue light services, and also delivers a community facility for local people and schoolchildren in particular.

This facility is the first of its kind in the UK which focuses on both the training aspects of the facility and the community aspects in equal amounts, achieving CEEQUAL Good accreditation. It will have low running costs and utilises sustainable and energy efficient design.

Social Value
• The project was awarded a Considerate Constructor’s Silver Award and a Green Apple Bronze Award for environmental best practice
• 45/50 Considerate Constructor’s Report score
• Several site tours were given to the local St Stephen’s Primary School with a description of the site and a visit from GMFRS
• An activity day was held at St Stephen’s Primary School with GMFRS and the contractor
• 7 work placements and apprenticeships were hosted
• A group of students were sponsored to carry out a site-specific pollution and monitoring project
• The site attended and supported the ‘Backing Young Bury Career and Skills Event’ at local St Gabriel’s High School
• An apprentice on the project has been employed directly by the contractor and is taking part in a degree programme

“This really is a project that provides great benefit to the community and workforce and is a shining example of how construction sites can be carried out to benefit all concerned.”
Considerate Constructors Monitor’s site report