Firefighters and councillors view work on new town fire station

Leader of the County Council Martin Hill (right) with executive councillor Nick Worth, inspect the new Sleaford fire station taking shape. EMN-170320-195626001
Leader of the County Council Martin Hill (right) with executive councillor Nick Worth, inspect the new Sleaford fire station taking shape. EMN-170320-195626001

Leading county councillors and Sleaford firefighters paid a visit to inspect progress on the new, £6m fire station being built in town.

Leader of the Council, Coun Martin Hill and executive councillor Nick Worth were among the party touring the facility as it takes shape, on the site of the former Eastgate Centre off East Road - ideally positioned for the town centre and the bypass.

Sleaford firefighters join county councillors on an inspection of progress at the new fire station off East Road. EMN-170320-195636001

Sleaford firefighters join county councillors on an inspection of progress at the new fire station off East Road. EMN-170320-195636001

Building work began last autumn to replace the station on Church Lane, operational since 1952, used by the town’s part-time crew. It will also be home to the full-timers currently based in temporary quarters. The steel structure is up and the roof is on the main building. It will also provide office space for council staff from its riverside offices. Coun Hill said: “There are a few bits left to do, such as finishing the training tower and the firefighter’s pod accommodation, but this is on track and we’re expecting this to be complete by the autumn.”

A view of where the fire station's main entrance will be with new bays for the fire tenders, plus the new training block and night accommodation for full-time firefighters on-call. EMN-170320-195614001

A view of where the fire station's main entrance will be with new bays for the fire tenders, plus the new training block and night accommodation for full-time firefighters on-call. EMN-170320-195614001