• A Planning Application for phase 2 of development will be submitted in December 2020. The principle for development on the site has already been established with previously approved applications in 2012 and 2017. Phase 2 design development has progressed in line with the previous approvals with minor design and layout improvements enriching the scheme.

  • Alongside project partners Strategic Investment Board (SIB) and Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service will invite expressions of interest via a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) early in the New Year via the eTendersNI website, an OJEU notice will be issued at this time.

  • Invitations to Tender (ITT) will be issued in April 2021 and returned in June 2021.

  • The successful contractor led (IST) will be appointed in September 2021 to commence design development.

  • Construction is scheduled to commence on site in January 2022 with an anticipated completion date of January 2024.



  • The chosen project procurement route will be Design and Build using NEC3 Contract Option A.

  • A detailed RIBA stage 3 design will be provided to the successful Contractor led Integrated Supply Team (IST). The contractor IST will work alongside NIFRS and their ICT (Integrated Consultant Team) to develop the design through technical design stages including building control approval to construction and completion.


Project Budget

  • Construction works are estimated to be in the region of £30M.




The project has a BREEAM Excellent target. Renewable energies are integral to the success of the scheme. NIFRS are committed to sustainable principles and will strive to deliver the high standards of sustainability on this project.

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