Pontefract Fire Station Construction - ISG

Pontefract Fire Station

ISG designed and built a new two-storey steel framed fire station in Pontefract.
  • Customer
    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Procurement Route
    Single stage
  • Completion Date
    January 2012
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Bradshaw Gass & Hope
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
    JCT 2005 Standard Building Contract without Quantities Rev 2 2009
  • Project Manager
    Bradshaw Gass & Hope
  • Structural Engineer
    Bradshaw Gass & Hope
  • Area
    12,400 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    44 weeks
  • Architect
    Bradshaw Gass & Hope
  • ME Engineer
    Bradshaw Gass & Hope
Pontefract Fire Station


ISG designed and built a new two-storey steel framed fire station in Pontefract to house two modern fire appliances behind roller shutter doors. External works included drainage, along with highway improvements to enhance accessibility. It was decided to make this the first ‘Blue Light’ complex in the county, with West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service now also sharing the facilities.

Pontefract Fire Station

The project

ISG provided effective solutions on the contractor design elements, which included the steelwork connections, stairs and beam, and block floors. We also sourced more cost effective products, including the industrial doors, balustrades and steel doors. The customer had previously used floor tiles in their engine bays, but ISG managed to find a more suitable epoxy floor covering during a pre-start.

Pontefract Fire Station Construction West Yorkshire - ISG

The new two-storey emergency services building featured a steel frame construction with a metal deck, in-situ concrete upper floors, precast concrete stairs plus stainless steel and glass balustrades. The ground floor included an engine bay and a platform passenger lift.

The build featured a standing seam roof with photovoltaic panels, plus slide over sectional vehicle doors and a brise-soleil. Administrative offices, meeting rooms, bathrooms and a kitchen area were created, along with a gym, recreational area and en suite accommodation.

Externally, ISG constructed a reinforced concrete turnout apron and training yard, and installed a training tower on site for simulated rescue exercises.  Car parking areas were created, and we carried out soft landscaping. Shelters, outbuildings and a traffic light system for the station were also built.

“We found the site team on this project to be particularly helpful and amenable throughout the project with a committed and proactive approach to problem solving.”

Steven Thomas, Associate, Bradshaw Gass and Hope LLP