Case Study

Bluelight

Penketh Fire Station

Penketh, Warrington

Client
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Location
Penketh, Warrington
Value
£2.9m
Contractor
ISG
Start
September 2015
Completion
August 2016
Sector
Bluelight
Form of Contract
JCT Design and Build
Delivery Type
Design and Build

The new three-bay fire station at Penketh comprises a lightweight steel frame structure with a green sedum roof to complement the building’s location and enhance its sustainable credentials. The building totals 760sqm.

BIM
• BIM technology software and tools were used as the preferred means of design and for production information. Throughout the pre-construction process, the design teams exchanged 3D models via collaboration portal Conject, for clash detection purposes.

School engagement and student development
• Denroy Wallace (pictured opposite) from Wigan and Leigh College undertook a week-long work placement on the project. He has now progressed into full-time employment with ISG as an assistant estimator, based in Manchester.

Sustainability and localism
• A supply chain open day was held in Cheshire supported by Mid Cheshire College and Cheshire West and Chester Council. The event was attended by more than 100 local suppliers.
• 81% of the total subcontract spend was local, within a 30-mile radius.
• Pre-employment training was delivered as part of a sector-based work academy with Warrington Job Centre Plus and local training provider Vocational Solutions.
• In 2017 the project won a Silver Considerate Constructors Award.

‘This was an efficient and well-run project from start to finish, with a collaborative working ethos evident throughout the build. The project was delivered on time and to budget by a dedicated, honest and approachable team. ISG adopted a pro-active, can-do approach and they have delivered exactly what they said they would.’
Iain Gammack, Project Manager, IKG Consulting