Fire station built by J Tomlinson named a multiple finalist in awards

April 27, 2017

The London Road Fire Station in Nottingham – built by J Tomlinson – has been selected as a finalist in two more awards.

It has been shortlisted in two categories of the East Midlands RICS Awards 2017 and also chosen as a finalist in the Project of the Year category of the 2017 East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

The RICS Awards showcase the achievements of the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment. The East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards applaud regional construction highlights.

J Tomlinson managing director (construction), Martin Gallagher, said: “This is wonderful news for the whole team involved in the project to create a new fire station for Nottingham.

“As a company, J Tomlinson was extremely proud to have been appointed to build it and we have been delighted with the feedback from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the personnel who have used the station since they moved in last Autumn.

“The main team behind the development was composed of Nottingham companies, and I’m sure everyone involved is delighted by the news that it has been recognised in two prestigious awards ceremonies, the RICS Awards and the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.”

The London Road Fire Station has been named as a finalist in both the infrastructure and the regeneration categories of the RICS Awards, one of three projects selected in the infrastructure category and one of five chosen in the regeneration category. It is one of ten shortlisted in the Project of the Year category of the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

Constructed on a former brownfield site on one of the key arterial roads into Nottingham, it is a purpose-built, energy efficient building to meet the needs of a modern emergency service. The three-storey building features three fire engine bays, modern training facilities, including a training tower, and office space for Nottingham City Council’s Emergency Planning Team. Completed in August 2016, it complements the city’s south side regeneration plans, helps to regenerate the London Road gateway into the city, and has made excellent use of a previously run-down site in a high-profile location.

Other members of the team included CPMG Architects and project manager, CPMG’s client, Turner & Townsend.

Last October, the fire station won the regeneration category in the East Midlands fbe Awards 2016.

The finals of the RICS Awards, East Midlands 2017, take place on 28th April 2017 at Athena in Leicester. Regional winners will be entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final, which will be held in London in November 2017. The finals of the 2017 East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards take place at the Nottingham Belfry on 19 May 2017. Category winners in the regional awards are automatically entered into the National Constructing Excellence Awards.

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