Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s Uaill Training Centre officially opened
February 20 2013
Uaill Training Centre forms the hub of a 40 acre site and contains lecture rooms, an auditorium and incident command training suite arranged around a curved three storey atrium street.
Designed by Cooper Cromar it features a south facing glazed wall is relieved by brise soleil louvres punctuated by the auditorium and observation tower which are clad in black ceramic granite.
Outdoor grounds are given over to a mock town split into three zones simulating residential, industrial and transport scenarios such as burning buildings, road traffic collisions and even train crashes.
Robert Scott, Area Commander of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, said: “Our firefighters will be turning up to a very realistic training experience which will be invaluable when they have to do it for real.”
The building has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Buildings in the mock town feature materials and colours which replicate typical Scottish construction
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