Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (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 consultancy for the project. Burroughs were to provide 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. Each station comprised a training area and vehicle washdown area and to manage the geographical spread the project was split into three batches by location. The objective of the design work was to ensure that all Compressed Air Foam (CAFs) used for training and vehicle washdown was disbursed into the foul water network. This would allow each station to obtain the relevant trade-effluent agreement from the local water authority.

The contract employed for the project was the JCT Intermediate Building Contract. Batches 1 and 2 of the project have been successfully completed with the third batch to follow.