Barry Fire Station, near Cardiff, recently underwent an interior refurbishment that has transformed the space and improved wellbeing for all who use it. As one of the largest stations in South Wales, the refurbishment brought together both South Wales Fire Service and the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust to provide closer working relationships and improve safety for local communities. The old site had started to become run down and dated, and they wanted to create a modern, clean and professional environment where the fire crews could relax and feel at home when they were not out attending incidents.
The flooring for the new build was key to the project, and Lawray Architects, who designed the new interior, discussed new Altro Ensemble LVTs. The modular system proved to be the ideal flooring solution owing to its great design flexibility. The flooring was installed at Barry Fire Station by Floor Furnishings, in Cardiff on behalf of the Principal Contractor Office Visions.
In developing the new Altro Ensemble collection, the Altro design team has taken inspiration from the Bauhaus design school’s philosophy of bridging the gap between form and function to engineer products that meet the customers’ biggest challenges, such as the need for cleanability, sustainability and flexibility. The result is a premium modular flooring system that offers variety and design freedom to create sophisticated, contemporary and striking designs.