Platinum House: West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Training Centre and Horsham Fire Station

Constructing Excellence

Platinum House, a rare gem in the UK, is the first new fire station and training centre in West Sussex since 1974 and first Live Fire Training facility in the County. The station sets a shining example of a modern, sustainable, safe working environment for the fire and rescue service staff.

The journey to create this flagship scheme has been fuelled by years of international research, placing firefighters’ health and wellbeing as the top priority of the facility, and marks a significant milestone in the evolution of our Fire and Rescue Services. The immersive realistic training scenarios allow them to hone their skills, ensuring they are better equipped to protect the communities of West Sussex and beyond.

Operating a 24-hour Fire Station, the design consists of a new fire station and training centre with cold smoke training tower, live fire training facility, breathing apparatus facility, garages, and road traffic collision training zone in the drill yard.

The Live Fire Training Facility features striking gold metal cladding. The cladding varies from perforated to solid, emphasising the iconic nature of the facility whilst also masking the intense activity of the building from the adjacent A24.

Three Winning Facts:
  1. This project has established a new UK standard for fire training facilities and promotes best practice in the blue light sector.
  2. It showcases thoughtfulness towards gender equality in the workplace.
  3. The facility incorporates the first live fire training building in the County.