Have your say on plans for Chester Fire Station

Chester Fire StationCheshire Fire and Rescue Service is seeking your views ahead of submitting plans to demolish and rebuild Chester Fire Station.

The fire station, sited on St Anne Street, is no longer considered fit for purpose and is costly to maintain in its current state. The work is considered essential in order to meet the requirements of modern day standards in a number of areas, including disability access, energy costs and current space usage.

Anticipated benefits include:

  • Proposed design for Chester Fire StationModern training facilities, which will help our firefighters get even better at keeping communities safe.

  • The new layout and design will improve accessibility for all.

  • Energy costs and carbon footprint will be reduced, helping the environment.

  • Maintenance costs will be reduced, with a more effective and efficient building and use of space.

A temporary, fully working fire station will be in place for the duration of the rebuilding project. This will ensure that the current service levels are maintained throughout the construction.

If the plans are approved, work on the site could begin in January 2019 and it is thought would take around 15 months to complete.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the project ahead of submitting the plans to Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning department in August.

A consultation event will be held at the fire station on Wednesday 1 August from 3.30pm until 7.30pm, and a further engagement event will be held on Northgate Street on Friday 3 August from 10am until 2pm.

Alternatively you can provide your feedback by filling out a short survey:

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Proposed design for Chester Fire Station
Chester Fire Station