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25 Jun 2020
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18 Jun 2020
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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the new Wakefield Fire Station, located on Brunswick Street. The £2.9 million project will see the existing fire station demolished and a smaller fit for purpose and more energy efficient replacement will take its place with much lower running cost.A sod-cutting event took place this morning with local dignitaries including the Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Roberts and Dave Walton, Vice – Chair of the Fire Authority Tracey Austin and the Mayor of Wakefield Councillor Charles Keith in attendance.
The ceremony marks the start of the build, with the new station, expected to be operational in August 2020. The new Wakefield Fire Station development programme started on 28th May 2019.
This is a phased programme commencing with the installation of a temporary appliance bay for use with the existing welfare accommodation during most of the project. This temporary bay will allow the next phase to begin – involving demolition of the existing six appliance bays and construction of the new two bay fire station on the same area.
Following construction and fitting out, the former welfare building will be demolished and the site work and security arrangements will be completed.
The actual construction site will require careful ongoing management and planning due to the continued use of the remainder of the site for operational fire and rescue activities.
The new station will have two bays adjoining the welfare accommodation which will include a kitchen/dining space, office spaces and a gym area. A new steel tower will be installed at the rear of the drill ground. The steel framed, brickwork constructed station will also have some panelling and pre-finished, low maintenance windows, roof edging and other finishes.
The fire station has been designed and detailed by Bradshaw Gass & Hope and will be built by Marshall building contractors.
It will offer a state-of-the-art facility, crewed by wholetime firefighters, providing emergency cover 24/7.
You can track the progress of the new station with updated photos below.
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