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Balfour Beatty wins £47m fire stations PFI

6 Apr 10 Balfour Beatty has been appointed as preferred bidder for a PFI contract worth £47m to upgrade 16 fire stations in the North West of England.

Balfour Beatty has been appointed as preferred bidder for a PFI contract worth £47m to upgrade 16 fire stations in the North West of England.

Client is North West Fire and Rescue Services, which comprises Cumbria County Council, Lancashire Combined Fire and Rescue Authority and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority.

The 25-year concession will involve the design, construction, funding and provision of facilities management for 16 community fire stations, of which seven are in Merseyside, five in Cumbria, and four in Lancashire. As well as modernised operational facilities, the stations will provide resources for community use, such as meeting rooms, multi-function lecture rooms and gyms.

The stations will be constructed on a mixture of new and existing sites in a range of locations from rural stations with retained crews, to busy inner-city stations with full-time crews. Construction of eight of the fire stations will begin in late 2010 with all construction work completed by 2013.

Balfour Beatty will invest equity of approximately £5m into the 25-year wholly owned concession.

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