Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects LLP

Belfast based practice founded in 1960

Overview Project Details

The Central Fire Station, incorporating the Eastern Area Divisional Headquarters for the NI Fire and Rescue Service, is located on a major arterial junction close to Belfast city centre.

This station was one of the busiest emergency services facilities in the UK and Ireland when constructed in 1992.

The principal buildings in the complex provide diverse facilities for fire fighting, fire prevention and divisional command offices on three sides of an expansive drill yard. Provision has been allowed for future expansion through the insertion of a fourth building to fully enclose the yard at a later date.

The consistent use of fair–faced concrete, textured brick and glass throughout complements the High Victorian modelling of the adjacent listed Belfast Gas Works Offices. This award–wining building, recognised for its civic importance, acted as catalyst for the subsequent rejuvenation of the locality.

Client Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Project Value £3.4M

Status Completed 1992

Central Fire Station Belfast