Cheshire Fire & Rescue HQ

Read delivered this substantial headquarters extension project, linking together a series of buildings to form a centre hub which comprises of conference and training rooms, a restaurant and offices.

Contract:   JCT Standard
Value:          £2,200,000
Duration:   50 Weeks


MAINTAINING SERVICES - The construction of a major extension within the operational headquarters site presented the logistical and planning challenges and constraints that Read have successfully managed on multiple occasions. This development offered a new challenge in the form of existing IT and communications infrastructure running across the site in an external above ground service link between the main HQ and the control room. The risk was managed through close liaison, clear demarcation and strict access control and work permitting.

EXEMPLAR QUALITY - The client’s aspiration was to develop the best training facility of its kind in Europe, with the quality of finish to reflect such a status. By working closely with the architects and clients representatives, Read ensured the quality was delivered through appropriate selection of robust and sustainable materials, and the appointment of subcontractors who demonstrated their consistency of quality.

CUSTOMER CARE - By providing a quality product and service that consistently delivers and exceeds expectations, Read maintain and build upon repeat working relationships that deliver benefits to all stakeholders. Delivering successfully in challenging environments is evidenced by this client's repeat business.


Fire Service HQ Back On Track

September 9th 20091/1

Wrexham based construction firm Read Construction Holdings Ltd. have ensured that the new £2.3m headquarters development scheme for Cheshire Fire and Rescue is back on track following the discovery of asbestos in the existing building. The building work, which...

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