Dorset Fire Brigade
Overview: HAG was honoured to be involved in this project where a brand new, £3 million fire station, designed by Prince Charles, was constructed in Poundbury.
Poundbury is an innovative project driven by Prince Charles. The concept behind the development is to build a new town on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall in order to showcase a different way to design a town. The 30-year experiment to build this utopian idyll shifted the focus onto people rather than cars and focused on creating a community with an elevated quality of life. One of the factors contributing to this higher quality is, without doubt, the neo-classical architecture and choice of building materials.
HAG were chosen to install industrial doors on the new headquarters for the Dorset Fire Service due to the high level of trust in the local community. The £3 million building included grand neo-classical design and a mock balcony which meant HAG had to be particularly careful in the design and planning of the installation. The specification for our team was to match the styling of the three-storey fire station while still providing the high levels of security and ease of use required for the situation.
With this brief firmly in the team’s mind, HAG installed our industrial Q Doors as the fire station’s appliance bay doors. This perfectly balanced the stunning aesthetics required for this prestigious contract with the structural integrity and functionality needed for a fire station.
At the fire HQ’s opening, Charles declared himself ‘overjoyed’ at the building.
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