Victims and community safety minister opens £12m Cambusland resource centre

Victims and community safety minister opens £12m Cambusland resource centre

The new £12 million West Asset Resource Centre has officially been opened by Siobhian Brown, the minister for victims and community safety.

The new facility, which is adjacent to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) headquarters and training facilities in Cambuslang, will support the servicing of vehicles owned by the world’s fourth largest fire and rescue service.

Multi-disciplinary consultancy Pick Everard helped the responsible authority realise its vision through a management services package including project management, cost management and contract administration. The project was commissioned via Perfect Circle and procured through the SCAPE Consultancy framework.

Victims and community safety minister opens £12m Cambusland resource centre

The 24-hour, 4,300 square foot centre contains relevant facilities for servicing SFRS’ fleet of regular and emergency vehicles, specialist equipment and appliances. The single storey workshop facility, which is up to 10 metres high in places, includes 16 service bays with testing areas and associated office space. The two-storey section of the building accommodates storage, service delivery offices, staff welfare space and accommodation with an abundance of natural light.

Jamie Marshall, director at Pick Everard, said: “We have an excellent relationship with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, which has seen us support on multiple projects in recent years. Those projects include the remodelling and retrofit of McDonald Road Community Fire Station in Edinburgh, but the newly-built resource centre in Cambuslang may be the pick of the bunch.

“Through professionalism and first-class collaboration with contractor McLaughlin & Harvey, we were together able to tackle all challenges that appeared through the construction programme. SFRS has come away with a modern, purpose-built facility that will play a key role in ensuring that it always has the vehicle and equipment needed to help keep the people of Scotland safe.”

Victims and community safety minister opens £12m Cambusland resource centre

The resource centre, which took 18 months to build having commenced in 2021, will be home to 65 permanent staff in total and 46 car park spaces are to be located adjacent to the main entrance, subject to planning approval.

Iain Morris, SFRS head of asset management, added: “This is a major new development to enhance the working conditions for our staff working across different areas of the Service.

“The building includes a state-of-the-art workshop for our mechanics who work tirelessly to keep fire appliances maintained to protect communities across Scotland. The design and materials used in this project has created one of our most energy-efficient buildings, representing a tangible commitment to delivering value for money.”

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