Building work on new Burwell fire station begins
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Construction began today on a new, modern fire station in Burwell.
The new station, in Reach Road, Burwell, will be home to crews from Burwell and Swaffham Bulbeck.
It will also include purpose built on-site training building - currently not available at the existing stations - along with community facilities.
The station currently in use in Swaffham is to be closed as part of the move.
A swap agreement between the fire service and Cambridgeshire County Council was made to allow the new site to be used.
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The work is due to be completed in the autumn and is expected to cost
about £1 million.
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The construction work will be carried out by SEH French and project managed by Ingleton Wood.
Sir Peter Brown, Chairman of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority, said: “This new station will be a significant improvement on the existing facilities we have in the area. Firefighters will be able to keep up their competences using the new on-site training building rather than travelling to another facility.
“It is a real positive that the Service is able to continue to invest in new equipment for operational firefighers to ensure the residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough get the best service.”