Staffordshire Fire & Rescue PFI

Client: Staffordshire Fire & Rescue PFI

Value: £36m

Duration: 3 Years

This PFI programme for Fire Support (SSFR) Ltd comprised of the construction of 10 new community fire stations within the Staffordshire county.

The contract to build ten new community fire stations in Staffordshire was officially signed on the 15th October 2009. The signing known as, financial close, took place in London and was attended by representatives from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the consortium delivering the £46 million project, Fire Support, including Thomas Vale. The project has seen seven fire stations rebuilt as well as the construction of an additional three stations in areas where the Fire and Rescue Authority has determined there is a need for additional resources. The funding for the project has come from a government private finance initiative (PFI) scheme.

All stations have been designed with community facilities and state of the art operational facilities. Stations crewed around the clock also include fitness facilities that can be used by supervised groups. Community groups will be able to use the facilities and the newly designed stations will also allow for more community safety activities to take place.