Derby

Work begins on new Derby fire station

Building work on a new £3m community fire station has started in Derby.

The old Ascot Drive fire station has been demolished and it is hoped work on the new two-storey building will have been completed by October.

The new site will house the South Area office, a training tower and a building that can be filled with smoke for drill practices.

A community room will also be available for hire at the new station for public use.

Chair of the Derbyshire Fire Authority, Councillor David Wilson, said: "This marks the final stage of our current capital new build programme.

"The whole programme is a testament to our commitment to the people of Derby and Derbyshire."

New community fire stations have been opened at Staveley, Chesterfield, Ilkeston and Nottingham Road, with Buxton due to be opened in the summer.

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