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Weymouth Community Fire Station

This fire station quickly became a local landmark thanks to its iconic wave-form roof, made possible with Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM.

The Project

Weymouth Community Fire Station is the first purpose built community fire station in the UK and replaces the town’s outdated coast-front fire station.

The new community station supplies Weymouth with first class fire response and a range of community facilities. These include a large café, several meeting rooms, an IT suite, gym and even a purpose built dance studio with sprung floors.

Product:
Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM and Thermaroof TT47 LPC/FM
Location:
Weymouth
Roofing contractor:
Coverworld Construction
Architect:
Tetris Solutions
One of the most technically challenging aspects of the project was the station’s eye-catching wave-form roof. The design made Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM the ideal choice for the building. The product is available slotted, allowing it to flex to radii of up to 1.5 metres for both convex and concave roofs.
The wave-form roof was an integral part of our design for the station as it emphasises Weymouth’s close relationship with the sea. We specified Kingspan Insulation’s Thermaroof TR27 as it was able to provide a high standard of thermal performance, while also bending to the 2.5 metre radius required by the roof’s design.

Graham Stevenson - Director, Tetris Solutions
In addition, 277 m² of Kingspan Insulation’s Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM was also fitted on the flat roof above the station’s large main entrance. The system’s tapered design allows it to provide flat roofs with both insulation and drainage without the need for a structural fall or screed.
 
Along with the statement made by its wave-form roof, the design of Weymouth Community Fire Station also reflects the desire to encourage local interaction; with a largely glazed front exterior displaying the fire engines and other internal machinery. The station also features a specialist fire education training facility dubbed “FireWise”. This interactive experience takes visitors through the different stages of a fire including a walkthrough house, a “real-life” fire demonstration and the aftermath of fire.

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