Surrey County Council can today reveal plans for a new state-of-the-art fire station for Woking.
The proposed new facility would be built at the junction of Goldsworth Road and Church Street West less than 200m from the existing fire station.
It will be manned 24/7 and the plan is to include a first class training facilities where firefighters can hone their rescue skills.
The move is part of a radical development of Woking town centre which will see Surrey County Council, Woking Borough Council and private company Moyallen transform the Bandstand Square area of the town into a thriving shopping, business and recreation site.
Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to create a new standard in fire station design, giving our firefighters the best possible base to launch their life saving operations from and a base from which to master their vital rescue techniques.”
Cllr John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to have identified, subject to Planning Consent, a suitable location for Woking’s new state-of-the-art fire station. This will mean that Woking’s Fire Service provision remains in the heart of our town. With this agreement in place, we can now move forward to the next phase of the redevelopment of Bandstand Square and surrounding areas.”
Surrey County Council are working with Woking Borough Council and Moyallen to finalise the design for the station and a planning application and consultation will be launched in the coming months.