Amersham Fire Station

Our £0.5million 2005 Redevelopment 


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Long-awaited refurbishment work started at Amersham Fire Station in January and took around six months to complete.

Project manager Laurie Wylie said: “This project is essential to bring the station up to the required standard necessary for its status as a day-crewed station. The finished building will be like inheriting a new fire station at a fraction of the cost.”

Amersham and Gerrards Cross Station Manager Dean Elliott said: “Firefighters are looking forward to the new-look station and the improved facilities it will offer. The station will be increased in size and have a complete refurbishment - we will be getting pretty much a new station with modern facilities.

“We are looking forward to a station that will be a pleasure to work in, and which will provide the local community with the best service for the investment made.”

The £0.5 million improvement scheme means that staff on the site will benefit from:

  • Designated drying and laundry facilities
  • A room for training or study sessions with up-to-date ICT facilities
  • Showers and improved toilet facilities including female and disabled areas
  • A specific breathing apparatus servicing room
  • Separate locker room, kit room and watch room
  • Kitchen/diner area
  • Designated storage room
  • Administration offices
  • A gym area

The station’s wholetime crews were based at Chesham Fire Station while the work was carried out, although night cover continued to be provided from Amersham. The Retained Duty System (part-time) crew were housed at GE Healthcare in White Lion Road, Amersham. These moves have enabled the contract time to be shortened by six weeks.

Dean added: “We are very grateful to the senior management of GE Healthcare for allowing us to use their facilities during the redevelopment period. We are lucky to have very close links with their emergency planning department, and the company has put a lot of work into assisting us while the station is in the hands of the contractors.”