The Fire Station
Studio Kyson

The former London County Council Fire Station in Waterloo is a Grade II listed building using an innovative ironwork frame alongside historically principled Edwardian Baroque detailing. The architectural interventions achieved on this project work to recognise and breathe new life into its key historic achievements by using open spaces and exposing the ironwork frame to demonstrate the success of the wide spans and resultant natural lighting. In restoring a series of simple but important features such as ironwork railings and exposed timberwork, a respectful and revitalised environment has been formed.

A detailed methodology was carried out providing the scope for careful restoration. Through this process, the character of the original Victorian brickwork could be preserved for the future. The treatment to original timber elements and metal work were carried out carefully by specialists to continue telling their history. The Fire Station has been taken from a near derelict state to a set of modern offices across the upper floors.