DSFRS Training and Washdown Drainage Alterations


Burroughs were engaged to support Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) in the assessment and drainage modifications of every fire station in their region, to ensure that the potential for surface water contamination was eliminated.

DSFRS identified the need to review and remediate the drainage systems at all of its fire stations in order to comply with current water authority regulations. To tackle this significant task DSFRS appointed Burroughs following open (OJEU) tender, as the best suited consultancy for the project. Burroughs provided complementary Design, Project Management, Cost Management and Contract Administration services.

With 77 fire stations spread across two counties this presented a significant challenge for the management of the project. To efficiently manage the geographical spread of the sites, the project was split into three batches by location for the engineering design and five batches by magnitude for the contractor delivery. This forethought and project planning resulted in effective delivery for our client.

Each station comprised a training area and vehicle washdown area that had to be severed from the existing surface water drainage. The objective of the design work was to ensure that all Compressed Air Foam (CAFs) used for training and vehicle washdown was separated into the foul water network. This would allow each station to obtain the relevant trade-effluent agreement from the local water authority.

Burroughs managed the execution of the JCT Intermediate Building Contract on behalf of the client.

Client / Project TEam

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service