01:42PM, Thursday 13 November 2014
A new fire station will open its doors in Windsor for the first time on Monday.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) firefighers in Windsor will turn out to emergencies from the new station in Tinkers Lane.
The purpose-built base was funded by the Royal Borough and replaces the former site at St Mark’s Road.
Building work on the new headquarters took about six months to complete and includes an office space and kitchen area.
Leader of the Royal Borough, Cllr David Burbage, said: "The site is ideally placed, near key roads which provide easy access to all areas of Windsor and we are very happy with the first class facilities that have been created."
Construction took about six months and was completed mid-October, followed by a three-week internal fit out.
Group Manager Lloyd Palmer, who led the RBFRS Tinkers Lane project team, explained: “We are really pleased with the new station, it provides a really modern, bright environment for our firefighters.”
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