July 17, 2015 - News
Rothwell Fire Station in Leeds was officially opened on the 17th July by guest of honour, Michael Fox, the Deputy Lieutenant, West Yorkshire.
The £1.4m facility has replaced the former fire station on the same site and provides a new two-bay operational fire station, including accommodation for the fire service personnel and associated vehicles.
Station Commander, Adam Greenwood said:
As the new station at Rothwell has been up and running for a couple of months now, I can report the crews are settled in and are delighted with the completed building and the facilities it provides.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Station Manager, Graham Heath added:
We were faced with the massive task of the phased build of a new fire station on the same site on which firefighters continued to operate from temporary working accommodation. This brought considerable challenges throughout the programme but the strong relationship between Conlon Construction and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service resulted in all obstacles being overcome and a new modern and efficient fire station being realised.
I would personally like to thank Conlon Construction and the Rothwell crews for their considerable assistance in making this project work.
Pictured L-R Michael Fox, Rob Davison, Jim Wilcock, Robert Hoyle, Neil Prendergast, Michael Toner.