Frank Shaw Associates were appointed by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to design a replacement for their existing facilities. The building accommodates 25 administration staff, 30 operational staff and 50 community users. There is 2000m² of floor space for operational administration and community use and 1700m² of drill yard, training area and 1300m² parking.
The layout is designed to segregate the operational side of the fire service from the administration side and community facilities. The ground floor is largely operation use including offices, meeting room, gym, restroom, changing and kit room. The first floor is largely administration with offices, meeting rooms and operational rest area.