Fire & Police station invited for World Architecture News Award…

etc Design Ltd's unique proposals for a new joint fire and police headquarters in Hereford City centre have been invited to apply for World Architecture News' Future Projects award, and our submission can be seen on their awards page.

Standing at a new focal point in the city off a new link road and adjacent to Herefored FC the building makes a bold visual statement, with the entrance canopy guiding people towards the central atrium.  This shared space between police, fire and the public encourages the local community to interact with those serving it, with the use of a well-considered public realm further reinforcing this.

The building is primarily of blue brick laid in various ways to create a variety of texture, with contrast elements of Portland Stone and vibrant iridescent blue/gold clad elements framing the scheme.