yorkstationConstruction has begun to create a new £2.5m fire station for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service as part of a modernisation programme which has already seen the successful completion of the Normanton Fire Station in 2012.

The new Kent Street station facilities will be significantly more energy efficient and provide more space for the vehicles and equipment needed by the teams in the city. The station will house a crewed fire engine and a rescue boat, additionally it will also include a fire safety office and a community room which local organisations will be able to use on a regular basis.

Benefit from on-site training facilities
Nigel Hutchinson, chief fire officer, 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.”

The station is being built by Caddick Construction and Caddick Civil Engineering, who say it is another positive sign of the construction market in Yorkshire and Humber picking up and help further boost the area's economy.

Pictured l-r: Simon Garnett-Spence (Head of Technical Services for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service); Nigel Hutchinson (Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service); Cllr John Fort (Chairman of the Fire Authority) Cllr Ken King (Vice-Chair of the Fire Authority); Chris Allott(Contracts Manager for Caddick Construction); Keith Bradley (Purchasing Director for Caddick Construction)