Danes Castle Fire Station, Howell Road, Exeter

Description of the works

The old Dane’s Castle Fire station was built in the 1930s and had become a big maintenance problem for the Fire Service.  This project comprised the demolition of the old Fire Station with its brick built training tower and the construction of a state of the art new Fire Station.  We also provided a Temporary Fire Station including a Temporary Appliance Bay for the fire service to occupy to maintain their service twenty four hours a day seven days a week without interruption.

The new Fire Station is constructed with a steel frame.  It has brick and render elevations and a standing seam roof to ensure that it proves more durable than the old fire station.  The building was constructed to achieve a BREEAM very good rating.  The boundaries of the site have been landscaped with the guidance of Devon Wildlife Trust to provide an environment for wildlife to thrive.

The new fire station is constructed in the middle of the site with access to the training area and new fire training tower at the rear of the site.  The building also includes office accommodation on the second floor for the East Devon Fire Service management.  The top floor offices have spectacular views over Exeter to the River Exe Estuary and towards the sea.

Gates Services:

Quantity Surveyor

CDM Co-ordinator

Principal Contractor:

Cowlin Construction