24 Jan 2020
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10 Jan 2020
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation was today fined £10,000 at Leeds Crown Court after admitting shortfalls in fire safety precautions at Wakefield Girls’ High School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. The…
18 Dec 2019
Firefighter Ruby is a new book aimed at educating and inspiring youngsters that both boys and girls can grow up to be Firefighters. The book has been written by West…
17 Dec 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is celebrating today after receiving a resounding ‘good’ report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). The independent…
13 Dec 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved plans that will see a significant investment in fire safety over forthcoming years. The Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for 2020/21 was…
12 Dec 2019
There were several reasons to celebrate at the 200th West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service trainee course graduation ceremony today! 22 firefighters graduated, ready to keep the public safe across…
12 Dec 2019
A firefighter for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is showing off his impressive vocal talents with a twist on a classic Christmas song – to try and keep…
22 Nov 2019
On an exciting night in Leeds, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) celebrated winning four awards for its outstanding campaigns to promote fire safety in our community. WYFRS received…
19 Nov 2019
To mark Road Safety Week (18 November- 24 November) emergency services including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance have joined together to offer…
18 Nov 2019
Stark new figures released as part of Road Safety Week 2019 show there has been 49 people killed on West Yorkshire’s roads so far this year. In addition to this…
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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the new Wakefield Fire Station, located on Brunswick Street. The £2.9 million project will see the existing fire station demolished and a smaller fit for purpose and more energy efficient replacement will take its place with much lower running cost.A sod-cutting event took place this morning with local dignitaries including the Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Roberts and Dave Walton, Vice – Chair of the Fire Authority Tracey Austin and the Mayor of Wakefield Councillor Charles Keith in attendance.
The ceremony marks the start of the build, with the new station, expected to be operational in August 2020. The new Wakefield Fire Station development programme started on 28th May 2019.
This is a phased programme commencing with the installation of a temporary appliance bay for use with the existing welfare accommodation during most of the project. This temporary bay will allow the next phase to begin – involving demolition of the existing six appliance bays and construction of the new two bay fire station on the same area.
Following construction and fitting out, the former welfare building will be demolished and the site work and security arrangements will be completed.
The actual construction site will require careful ongoing management and planning due to the continued use of the remainder of the site for operational fire and rescue activities.
The new station will have two bays adjoining the welfare accommodation which will include a kitchen/dining space, office spaces and a gym area. A new steel tower will be installed at the rear of the drill ground. The steel framed, brickwork constructed station will also have some panelling and pre-finished, low maintenance windows, roof edging and other finishes.
The fire station has been designed and detailed by Bradshaw Gass & Hope and will be built by Marshall building contractors.
It will offer a state-of-the-art facility, crewed by wholetime firefighters, providing emergency cover 24/7.
You can track the progress of the new station with updated photos below.
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