Fire Rescue Training College, NSW
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is the largest rescue service in NSW with 182 accredited rescue units and 1,853 specialised accredited rescue operators. To accommodate the evolving training needs of the organisation, a six-hectare training college at Erskine Park was built. The new training centre is one of the most advanced facilities dedicated to fire protection training in the world and includes lecture rooms, offices, a gym, outdoor exercise area, virtual reality training room and simulated fire station.
The distinctive 14m high brick corner façade is an impressive structural feature of the main building and pushes the boundaries of traditional brick application. The design includes long span trusses to support the aerial brickwork and careful joint placement, whilst maintaining a slim profile to achieve architectural outcomes. Our structural team also used their expertise to help select the right style of brick to work in this application.
Northrop were involved in the design phase of the main headquarters and logistics buildings, in collaboration with Hansen and Yuncken. We are also currently providing construction advice for the objects building, which is where FRNSW conduct their complex fire scenario training.