Hungerford Community Fire Station officially opened in November 2016. It provides Royal Berkshire’s first community tri-service station with shared facilities for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), Thames Valley Police (TVP) and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).
The structural challenges involved assessing the three buildings forming the existing station and to sympathetically insert new structural elements to revise the internal space and extend the front of the building outwards.
The plans included a number of new key features;
• an enlarged appliance bay to accommodate a modern fire appliance
• a gym to support firefighters in maintaining their fitness
• an upgraded drill tower
• a new training tower facility that allows for ladder transfer practice and a community room.
To mark the opening, a ceremony was held on Monday 3 July, where Councillor Colin Dudley, Chairman of Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) officially opened the station.
Councillor Dudley said: “There are many reasons to be proud of Hungerford Community Fire Station. Not only is it Royal Berkshire’s first station to house all three emergency services, it is a modern, fit-for-purpose station in the heart of the community it serves.
Clegg Associates enjoyed working on this project and we are delighted that our client is proud of the new fire station.