The Municipality of Assen invited design & build tenders for a new multifunctional fire station. VVKH Architecten won the contract. Beijer Constructie supplied the steel structures for this important building. The design of the new station consists of two parts: an office section facing the motorway and a horseshoe-shaped section facing the town. From the latter section, fire engines, ambulances and other emergency vehicles can quickly set off towards their destination.
Each of the two sections required special steel structures. The office section is partly made up of concrete walls, between which a number of trusses and heavy steel joists were installed. The second section has an oval, horseshoe shape that called for more challenging steel structures. This section features an atrium and required various lips and holes to be able to support both concrete sheets and roof constructions. The work was put out to tender as a design & build project. This meant that Beijer had the opportunity to be a proactive partner in the project and to come forward with certain solutions itself. Beijer Constructie supplied 170 tonnes of steelwork for this building.