New fire station officially opens in Evesham
The new fire station in Evesham has officially opened following an ambitious 11-month construction project.
The new and improved station in Abbey Road was successfully project managed by Place Partnership. The station has accommodation over two floors, three fire engine bays and a state a state-of-the-art strategic training facility that enables firefighters to prepare for the many different types of fires and rescues that they face on a regular basis.
The new station, which was built by Greswolde Construction Ltd and designed by Savills has been delivered on budget with minimal capital investment from the Fire Service and the new station will serve the community for years to come.
Andrew Pollard, Managing Director of Place Partnership, said: “We are delighted to see that the firefighters have moved into their new station and are benefitting from the new building which suits their needs and requirements. The project management of this new site has been overseen by Alex Fuller, who has ensured that we have delivered exactly what the fire service needs.”
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Nathan Travis, said: “I’m extremely pleased that staff can now move into the new station which will be far more efficient, have lower maintenance costs and provide our firefighters with modern facilities that will help them train and respond in the best way possible.”
Firefighters will see the benefits of a modern, well-insulated building. The design includes a number of energy efficient measures including LED lighting, CHP boilers and Kingspan’s Benchmark Kreate façade system, which provides exceptional thermal efficiency. Opportunities were also taken at design stage to provide an efficient layout and one that can offer long-term benefits; the building is modern, clean and befitting of a modern Fire Service.
A ‘hot fire’ training facility has also been constructed - LPG fires will ensure fire fighters in Herefordshire and Worcestershire continue to be trained to a high standard.