Deeside Fire Station: Major refurb due to start at the end of June
A major refurbishment of Deeside Fire Station is due to start at the end of June.
Building works are set to start on the 30th of June with completion scheduled for May 2015.
The Station which was opened in 1964 is home to four wholetime watches and one retained watch who respond to incidents across Deeside, Flintshire and cover cross border incidents in Cheshire.
Dawn Docx, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, explained:
“We are very excited about the remodelling which will provide modern facilities for our staff as well as meeting rooms for the use of community groups and partner agencies. As well as responding to incidents, preventing fires from breaking out in the first place is a big part of the work of the modern fire and rescue service – so creating closer links with our community is vital to our work to protect local residents.”
Following the acquisition of the adjoining Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust station, the ground floor accommodation on site will be extended with the party wall to the ambulance station removed, opening up appliance bays to the rear.
The existing building will be re-clad, re-roofed, re-modelled and extended, and the current fire training house will be demolished and replaced.
Non-operational activities will take place nearest the entrance with the reception in the current main office.
The refurbishment will also include improved facilities for the Welsh Ambulance Service, with flexible facilities and a dedicated restroom for ambulance staff, provided as part of ambulance service plans for the future. The facility will also have meeting rooms for the use of staff, community groups and partner agencies. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com