Working with local surveyors selected by the council, Bramber were appointed to alter, refurbish and extend an existing industrial unit within Chichester’s city centre for West Sussex County Council’s Fire and Rescue.
This was a sustainable development, converting a building that was previously empty and one that had reached the end of its useful life; it also required substantial repairs and refurbishment.
Bramber dismantled five bays of the existing portal frame to create space for a new two storey extension, which would house the station’s offices and computer suite. We also dismantled the southern rear bay to provide new access doors for WSCCs fire engines and rescue vehicles. The new extension was a sympathetic steel frame construction with powder coated cladding and thermally efficient windows.
Key successes of the project included:
- The safe dismantling of the existing steel portal frame
- Installing new lifting equipment to suit the requirements of the WSCC vehicle workshop
- Completing the project on time and to budget