Case Study


Penketh Fire Station

Penketh, Warrington

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Penketh, Warrington
September 2015
August 2016
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 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