New fire station set for unveiling
- Credit: Archant
Burwell’s new fire station will be officially opened on Monday.
The new on-call station is located in Reach Road, just a few hundred yards from the old station, and will be home to crews from Burwell and Swaffham Bulbeck.
The new station will also include purpose built on-site training building - currently not available at the existing stations - along with community facilities.
The station in Swaffham will close as part of the move.
Sir Peter Brown, chairman of the Cambridgeshire Fire Authority, and Graham Stagg, chief fire officer, will cut the ribbon.
A swap agreement between the fire service and Cambridgeshire County Council was made to allow the new site to be used.
The work started in February and is expected to cost about £1 million.
- 1 Inside the £165,000 luxury river boat for sale in the Fens
- 2 See inside this Grade II listed former pub with self-contained annexe
- 3 Princess Anne unveils new 'national treasure' Jubilee table in Ely
- 4 Villagers can be proud says school head as Ofsted gives thumbs up
- 5 Weekend closure for A142 for bridge works between Ely and Chatteris
- 6 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree to be unveiled at Ely Cathedral in honour of The Queen
- 7 Three brass instruments worth £20k stolen from church
- 8 7 great places to get a bottomless brunch in Cambridgeshire
- 9 'Energy and hope' on the agenda for new Ely mayor
- 10 Met Office weather: Yellow storm and flood warning for East of England
The construction work was 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.”