N. I. Fire + Rescue Station, Omagh
Lowry Bros Ltd, Castlederg
HLM Architects, Belfast
Hollowcore Flooring (200mm) | Stairs + Landings
A new £3.6 million community fire station, training facility and headquarters for Omagh’s firefighters has become fully operational, providing improved safety for the people of Omagh and the surrounding district.
AG Precast Ltd worked closely with Lowry Brothers Ltd to deliver a flooring and stairs solution from the company’s comprehensive commercial range. AG supplied the hollowcore flooring as well as the pre-cast stairs for this innovative project, reflecting the company’s ability to meet a wide range of commercial challenges.
The flooring and stairs were installed at the main building as well as the training tower and the vehicle and equipment building.
The stairs and flooring for Omagh Community Fire Station were manufactured at AG’s extensive production facility outside Ballygawley, offering a fast, efficient and cost-effective option, reducing labour on-site with a fast installation that provides immediate access to all flooring and stairs areas.
“Working closely with the complete AG team made this difficult project easy to control, from the first site visit to the last stair set into place nothing was ever a problem. Programme was the biggest concern and opting for precast instead of other methods reduced on-site workforce, off-site manufacturing and ultimately made the programme achievable. H&S was paramount especially for the fire service and with the use of airbags and external handrails the installation was done safely and efficiently. I believe the key for completion at this stage of the project was the close working relationship and correspondence throughout survey, design stage and installation from the AG team.”
Richard Turkington | Lowry Brothers Site Manager
"Our in-house expertise means we can work closely with clients and contractors to design floors and stairs delivering flexible and cost-effective solutions to meet a wide range of needs. That was the case with Omagh Community Fire Station, where we worked closely with Lowry Brothers to meet the specific requirements of this project. We are delighted with the final result."Dennis Kelly | AG's Northern Ireland Flooring Manager