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Newhaven Fire Station

The Newhaven community fire station project promotes shared working and delivery of public services.

ECE were commissioned to design a new fire station for the local area of Newhaven. The project was part of an integrated joint project with East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Sussex Police and Lewes District Council to promote shared working and deliver a range of public services to the residents of Newhaven.

The three storey building was formed using 3 interlocking volumes of brick, render & zinc cladding, representing the multiple functions & co-operative nature of the building.

Copyright Jim Stephenson 2015.
Copyright Jim Stephenson 2016.

The design team developed a BIM model using Revit from RIBA Stage 2. This assisted communicating the design to all Parties, particularly the stakeholders using the enhanced visual aspects of a 3D model. The team were able to develop the design details and coordinate the disciplines utilising the BIM.


“A huge thank you to ECE for keeping the design stages on track and delivering such a quality building. The spec is absolutely fantastic, spot on. It really is a building the whole team can be proud of and I am sure, once they have settled in… the crews too will also be proud to have as their new home.”

– Julian Salmon, Estates Manager, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service