Wildgoose lands £2.9m fire station contract

How the new fire station will look

Wildgoose Construction has been chosen as the principal contractor to build a new community fire station in South Derbyshire.

The Derbyshire firm was awarded the £2.9m contract for the new Swadlincote Fire Station, which will also accommodate East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Wildgoose will demolish the existing 1950s station and training centre in Civic Way and build a two-storey community station and separate tower and smoke house in its place for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The steel framed building, designed by JTP Architects, will be finished in a combination of brick, render and cladding and an aluminium roof.

It will include bays for four fire engines, accommodation and offices for staff, a gym and catering facilities.

It will also have community facilities and a meeting room alongside parking for up to 36 vehicles. A smoke-house and tower will be built for training purposes.

Work has started on site and the build is expected to be completed in November 2018. When finished, it will house up to five full time and 18 part-time staff.

As part of the scheme a remaining section of platform from the old Swadlincote Train Station, which the site was once home to, will be dismantled brick by brick and re-built in the same location to allow a retaining wall to be constructed.

Jonathan Wildgoose, executive chairman of Wildgoose Construction, said: “We’re proud to have been awarded this contract to build such an important community facility in South Derbyshire.

“We’re now looking forward to getting on site for the project and delivering a high quality product for the fire service and its staff which will benefit the area for years to come.”