New fire station to be built in Broadway
Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority has confirmed funding for the re-building of Broadway Fire Station.
The fire station will be re-designed and re-built on the current site and all staff and equipment from the existing station will transfer to the new facility when it becomes operational.
The spend is part of the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service strategy for the provision of buildings and infrastructure, resources, and services to deliver sustainable, high quality firefighting, rescue, and prevention services to the communities across the two counties.
Fire Authority member and County Councillor Elizabeth Eyre said: “This is fantastic news for Broadway and is part of the Fire Authority’s investment in resilience planning for our more rural communities.The current fire station is now 55 years old and this is an opportunity to ensure it is fit for modern firefighting for the years to come, for the benefit of the residents of Broadway and its neighbours.”
Broadway Fire Station is crewed by 10 to 15 on-call firefighters and provides cover for an area of around 10 square miles, with almost 4,500 residents living in more than 2,200 properties.
Planning and design work is expected to start in 2019/20 and a schedule for the build project will be confirmed once tender processes are complete.