Work is now underway on a new fire station in south Leeds.
Demolition of the old Rothwell Fire Station has almost finished and a sod-cutting ceremony took place this week to mark the start of construction work on the brand new facility at Carlton Lane. The station will keep its training tower but will include modern facilities, including a room that will be available for community use.
Station manager Graham Heath said: “The current station was built over 50 years ago and had come to the end of its design life in terms of maintenance needs and operational requirements.
“The new station will provide the communities of Rothwell and the wider area with a first class fire station for many years to come.”
During construction, crews will work from the current site using temporary accommodation. The new station will house 14 firefighters and is expected to open in Spring 2015.
NEW START: Officials attend a sod-cutting ceremony to mark the start of construction work at Rothwell Fire Station.