Lindum carried out work at seven stations over three years as Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue invested more than £500,000 to improve changing areas, toilet and kitchen facilities, rest rooms and gyms.
At Chatteris Fire Station, one of the busiest on-call fire stations in Cambridgeshire, the co-location of ambulance crews has led to the need for additional space for staff.
The scheme involved the design of a new extension and the total refurbishment of the existing fire station building which houses one fire engine and is crewed by on-call firefighters.
Work included new lecture room, ambulance facility, showers, toilets and kitchen and an upgrade to the changing rooms where crews keep their kit, creating a building suitable for a high-performing modern community fire station.
At Ely, £38,000 was invested in creating a new fibreglass cover for the station’s Breathing Apparatus compressor so it could be moved outside. The old compressor room was then turned into a new staff gym.
Huntingdon, which is the largest fire station in the Huntingdonshire district, had £20,000 spent on upgrading the training facility office and installing a new kitchen.
At March, which operates two fire engines, £70,000 was spent reducing the height of the training drill tower.
At Stanground Fire Station, one of two wholetime stations in Peterborough staffed 24/7 by four teams of firefighters, £30,000 was spent forming a new gym inside the existing appliance bay.
Thorney Fire Station saw a £40,000 investment improving and upgrading existing facilities to accommodate the roving appliance.
Alteration works were undertaken at Dogsthorpe Fire Station to refurbish washroom facilities. It is staffed 24/7 by firefighters who operate a rescue pump and a rescue vehicle.
At St Neots, Lindum undertook a single storey extension to the appliance bay structure, enabling the station to house the Countie’s high-tech Incident Response Unit, which specialises in chemical, nuclear, radiological and biological emergencies