Case Study

Bluelight

Toxteth new Fire Station and Community Centre

Toxteth, Liverpool

Client
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Location
Toxteth, Liverpool
Value
£5.9m
Contractor
Wates Construction
Start
March 2012
Completion
January 2013
Sector
Bluelight
Form of Contract
PSPC 6
Delivery Type
Design & Construct

The Fire Fit scheme, the first of its kind in the
UK, saw the relocation of Toxteth Fire Station
and the construction of new facilities including
a sports hall, dance studio, martial arts room,
table tennis studio, kitchen and meeting rooms.
It is also the home of Everton Free School.
• Over £1.75m savings during the second stage through collaborative
working
• ‘Meet the Buyer’ event to maximise opportunities for local businesses
and suppliers; 100% of direct labour employed from the L8
community
• 8 apprentices procured through the Merseyside Apprentices
Programme (MAP). Local apprentice Sean Millican has been
awarded a number of accolades including; Apprentice of the Year by
the UK Contractors Group as well as Young Achiever of the Year in
the North West Regional Construction Awards. Sean is now directly
employed by the contractor
• Active participation in community activities e.g. Toxteth Youth
Participation Group (TYPC) including 12 months’ paid work
experience for a member of TYPC
• Building Futures Programme took place in June 2012 to provide 3
weeks practical training for 14 individuals to create employability
through the local supply chain
• 99% Customer Satisfaction

 

“Thanks again to Wates. I have been enormously
impressed with the approach you have taken in being part
of the whole project, not just building the bricks and mortar.”
Kieran Timmins, Deputy Chief Executive
Merseyside Fire and Rescue