Lancaster Community Fire and Ambulance Station

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service

John Turner Construction completed the design and build of a new ‘award winning’ city centre fire and ambulance station for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service at Lancaster.

Maintaining full operational capability, the first phase involved refurbishment of an adjoining vacant former three storey council office to provide recreation, sleeping, dining and admin spaces.

Demolition of the existing 1973 redundant fire station and buildings kicked off the second phase followed by construction of the new fire station including a glazed link to connect the new and old structures for Lancaster’s fire fighters, fire engines, ambulances and paramedics.

Located in a conservation area and surrounded by listed buildings, the new stone-clad facility incorporates two appliance bays; two storey in height to accommodate the emergency vehicles.

The appliance bays feature a mezzanine floor with a gym and plant room at first floor level. Seven canopied ambulance-parking bays with two rapid response vehicle spaces are located at the rear of the site along with space for the North West Blood Bikes team.

Opened by HRH Princess Alexandra, the multi-phased project provides a new watch tower, a car park with a high perimeter stone wall along with community facilities.

The joint emergency services facility received a Lancaster & District Design Award recognising the design and appearance of the building, which enhances the built environment.

Client: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




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Over 130

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