Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson has started works on a new fire station for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in Worksop.
The £3.4 million scheme, which is located at the Vesuvius development off Sandy Lane, will replace the existing fire station nearby at Eastgate which is an ageing and costly-to-run facility, built in 1963.
Plans for the new fire station scheme were submitted by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service earlier this year and approved by Bassetlaw District Council.
G F Tomlinson is delivering the new-build fire station comprising of meeting rooms, offices, fire engine bays and a gymnasium for firefighters. An external three-storey training tower and compound store are also due to be built, as well as new car parking spaces and landscaping to the grounds.
Due to be completed in 2022, the new fire station will be built using the latest renewable technology, and will have the capacity to self-generate up to 50% of its energy consumption.
The scheme forms part of the wider Vesuvius development – a multi-million-pound redevelopment which aims to become the prime industrial and business location in Worksop, with a mix of light industrial units, food and drink outlets and office spaces planned, the first
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