New build Fire Service base in Omagh, Northern Ireland. The station was designed by HLM Architects and integral to the design brief, Metal Technology’s System 17 Latitude curtain walling system delivered a strong aesthetic appeal to the expansive all-glass façade that combines structural integrity with weather performance and thermal enhancement. Interior comfort and environment management is enhanced by Metal Technology’s System 22 Brise Soleil and System 23 louvres. The glass façade is further complemented by System 4-35 Hi casement windows, System 10 commercial doors and System 5-20DHi + high performance doors, offering a combination of security and performance whilst meeting the design requirements of the building.
The first of a series of innovative stations, it is equipped with an incident command room that will be used during major incidents or as a multi-agency facility where a co-ordinated response is required. The station will also be used for multi-agency resilience planning and emergency training exercises and has a dedicated transport and engineering workshop that is utilised by all 20 Fire Stations in Western Area Command.
Sustainability was at the forefront of the design and construction, achieving an EPC rating of A and BREEAM Excellent. Built by Lowry Building & Civil Engineering, this landmark building scooped a top Construction Excellence Award in 2015.