Work on new Bishop’s Waltham fire station will Begin Next Year

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Work will start on a new fire station in Bishop’s Waltham early next year.

Winchester City Council has approved plans for the new station and training tower to be built on the existing site in Lower Lane.

Firefighters will move into a temporary home at a nearby industrial estate while work is underway, meaning there will be no disruption to operational capabilities.

The new station will provide better working and training facilities for our firefighters, plus dedicated facilities for community engagement.

Demolition of the existing station is scheduled to start in early 2022, with building work to begin a short while later.

Chairman of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor Rhydian Vaughan, said: “I am delighted that plans for building a new fire station in Bishop’s Waltham can move forward.

“This is great news for the local community and our firefighters.”

The build marks the first chapter in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service’s current Station Investment Programme.

Around £27m will be invested in providing new fire stations in Bishop’s Waltham, Redbridge and Cosham.

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