Penketh Fire Station is a step closer

Cheshire Fire Authority is a step closer to realising its ambition of a safer Cheshire after appointing the company to build Penketh’s new station. Members of the Authority officially awarded the Contract to ISG Plc at their Policy and Overview Committee.

Cllr John Joyce, Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority said:  “We are delighted to be working with ISG on this exciting programme, which will ensure that we continue to protect communities across Cheshire despite the financial challenges we are facing. ISG have an excellent track record of working with blue light services and have also committed to creating training and employment opportunities for local people, which was a key factor in our decision to work with them.

“This investment will help us to continue the major reductions in fire and injuries we have achieved in recent years and we look forward to seeing the extensive benefits it will bring when completed next year.”

ISG, who are an international construction services company, are due to start construction of the fire station later this month. The lightweight steel frame structure, will include a green sedum roof to complement the station’s location and enhance the building’s sustainable credentials.

Danny Murray, ISG’s Northern regional managing director, commented:  “We are pleased to have been selected to bring these important front-line community facilities to site quickly and cost-effectively. Our extensive blue light experience proved a decisive factor in our appointment and we bring this direct knowledge and learning, from a series of high-profile regional fire station schemes, to the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.”

ISG and the scheme will also focus on bringing social and economic benefits to the local community via training, apprentice and direct employment opportunities with the aim of creating a lasting skills legacy.  ISG has also demonstrated to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service its commitment as a company to promoting equality and diversity.

ISG have also been declared as the Service’s preferred contractor to build the Service’s two other new Stations in Lymm and Powey Lane, Mollington, close to the M56. Fire Authority Members will meet shortly to make a final decision on those contracts.

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Date published: Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:26:23 GMT

Last updated: Monday 07 September 2015