London Ambulance Service, NHS Trust
In order to provide a new ambulance station for Islington in North London, Fulkers Bailey Russell refurbished, altered and upgraded an existing industrial building, achieving a BREEAM Rating of Very Good – a planning permission requirement.
This was achieved through careful, innovative design and whole-life costing to provide a scheme that met all requirements and overall value for money.
Internal accommodation comprised offices, training facilities, staff mess facilities, toilets, shower rooms, changing rooms, internal storage and extensive internal ambulance facilities, including wash down areas and re-charging points.
We were also tasked with providing a new Ambulance Station in Brixton. Works included providing a mezzanine floor at first floor level and upgrading the industrial building to the requirements of the new Part L Building Regulations.
For the Ambulance Command Centre, whose building was originally a warehouse designed around a central atrium, Fulkers Bailey Russell designed new infill floors to extend across the atrium to maximise space within the building. This additional floor area allowed for an increased capacity of 30 office staff. The staff increase called for provision of improved welfare facilities including toilets and tea points. We also seized the opportunity to improve access around the building and provide disabled facilities.
Our client called for a high standard of finish throughout, and environmental conditions were improved by the installation of comfort cooling to all areas. Close management and co-ordination was necessary as works were completed whilst in occupation and to a limited time.