Family-run contractor to refurbish eight fire stations

Bolton-based Seddon has secured a 12-month contract with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

The company’s property services offering will refurbish eight fire stations in the Greater Manchester area, including Bolton North, Moss Side, Stockport, Ramsbottom and Leigh.

The works will cover general maintenance and fire-proofing timber and walls, helping the stations to achieve class 0 of the BS 476 fire safety building regulations, which specifies that buildings must demonstrate a high level of fire and heat resistance.

Celebrating its 120th year in business, Seddon, a £200m turnover family business, was selected following a competitive tender involving seven other companies.

Its property services offering provides a range of services, including planned and cyclical maintenance, disability and disabled adaptations, kitchen and bathroom replacements, window and door upgrades and replacements, refurbishments, and external and internal decoration.

It has already successfully completed works at Bolton North station and has now begun projects at Leigh and Oldham stations.

Danny McCann, head of painting Services for Seddon, said: “Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service plays a vital role in the community and it’s an honour to be chosen to carry out important maintenance works on its buildings.

“Our refurbishments will ensure that they meet the latest fire safety standards and our dedicated team will work closely with them to ensure it’s delivered to the highest standard.”