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Ground-breaking Ceremony at Kent Street, York

3rd June 2013

On Friday 31st May a ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site where a new fire station at Kent Street in York will be constructed.

Members of the Fire Authority, including Chairman Cllr Fort, and Vice-Chair Cllr Ken King and Chief Fire Officer Nigel Hutchinson attended the ceremony at the site, along with representatives from the building contractors, Caddick Construction Ltd, and consultants, Deloitte Real Estate.

Chief Fire Officer Nigel Hutchinson said; “It is good to see work begin on site to construct a new fire station for the City of York.  The construction of this new fire station will provide many benefits over the existing fire station at Clifford Street which is no longer fit for purpose. Our staff will benefit from a new modern station with on-site training facilities and local community groups will be able to make use of the new community room.”

Chris Allott, Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction, said; “It is great to see construction beginning on site, we are responsible for delivering a new three bay fire station and all associated external works equating to 10,764 sq. ft. of space. The work is expected to take 37 weeks and with our experienced team we will deliver.”

Head of Technical Services for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Simon Garnett-Spence, said; “We welcome Caddick Construction to our project team. They have already engaged positively with our professional team and officers from the Service during the lead up to the start of the construction phase of this project.”

Work on the Kent Street site started today (Monday 3rd June) and should be completed early in 2014.

The new fire station will comprise of three vehicle bays and further facilities ranging from office space to a training tower, in the rear yard. The station has been designed to meet the needs of the modern firefighter and is a significant improvement over the fire station at Clifford Street.

The new facilities will provide more space for the vehicles and equipment needed by the crews, and will also be constructed to the latest BREEAM standards.*

The station will house one wholetime crewed fire engine and a rescue boat and will also include a fire safety office and a community room which local community groups will be able to use. 

Caddick Construction and Caddick Civil Engineering are the operational arms of Caddick Group PLC. Offering more than 30 years' experience across a range of market sectors including commercial, education, industrial, leisure, refurbishment, residential, care, retail, mixed use and fit out. Caddick Construction has previously successfully delivered Normanton Fire Station.

*BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance. It encourages designers, clients and others to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimising the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.  http://www.breeam.org/about.jsp?id=66

 

 

 

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