We have a solid reputation for undertaking educational, healthcare, community facilities, industrial, retail and
refurbishment projects for both public and private sector clients. We can operate under traditional contract, on a
'Design and Build' basis or as works packages on major schemes and under local and central government
framework contracts. Working within the education sector requires a specialist and sensitive approach to the
bespoke nature of every individual project. Ast Building Cotractors meticulously plan and strictly control the highest
standards of health and safety on these sites which can range from primary schools to special needs schools and
young offenders institutions.
Rochester Fire Station
Ast Building Contractors Ltd were awarded the contract to build two new Fire and Rescue Stations at Rochester
and Medway, the new Fire Station at Rochester is situated on a new site next to Rochester airport, the station also
features a new state of the art Road Safety Centre attached to the station for training and educating the general
public and schools, as well as a purpose built steel training tower building for Fire Officer training.
The decision to build the two new state of the art fire stations was that Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Authorities in the country, responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to over 1.7 million people in the county of Kent covering 3,855sq km, requiring expansion to reduce response times and provide an educational centre for awareness of motoring accidents and issues.
The eco-friendly campus design has a light and airy feel, and is sympathetic to the large-scale mill and warehouse buildings that characterise parts of Bradford.
With a floor area of 23,000m2, the new six-storey building sweeps up Great Horton Road and has been built on the College’s former city centre sites (Westbrook Building and Randall Well Building).
It was business as usual for the College as we built their stunning facilities over two years, and now we are currently demolishing the Westbrook and Kent buildings, to provide car parking and public space.
In consultation with the students and staff, we designed a new build with plenty of natural light provided both by the central atrium and the many external windows. We created unique open-plan computer laboratories, building-wide wi-fi and a cafe and kitchen that can be used as training classrooms for those looking for a future in catering and hospitality.