Interclass was appointed by West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority to carry out the redevelopment of Aston Fire Station, with the building originally built in 1924.
The project consisted of a new build extension – constructed alongside the existing Grade II listed building– which now provides modern office accommodation and welfare space for the fire service.
The existing building was fully refurbished with the operational accommodation and appliance bays being retained at ground floor level with adjacent accommodation being reconfigured to include a new community library and heritage museum display space on the upper floors.
Both buildings are connected using a double-height glazed atrium link offering views of the fire service in operation, and have been designed to meet the future operational requirements of a modern-day fire service.
Interclass was able to provide additional social value on the project and in collaboration with Aston Fire Station, rallied together to collect food and supplies to donate to a local food bank service, even setting up a donation point on site.