ISG has also been declared as Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service’s preferred contractor to build two other new stations in Lymm and Powey Lane, Mollington, close to the M56. These make a combined project value of around £16m.
The company has now begun construction of the Penketh station, which comprises a lightweight steel frame structure with a green sedum roof.
The Lymm facility is a five-bay fire station and safety training centre, which will combine a modern fire station, with space for five fire fighting vehicles, staff quarters, yard and fire training tower as well as an advanced training facility and Safety Centre.
Also planned is an eight-bay fire station close to the end of the M56 in Cheshire. This lightweight steel frame building with block, render and cladding elevations will house specialist firefighting equipment and rescue vehicles for use in industrial/chemical fires and major incidents.
The contracts were procured via the North West Construction Hub framework.
ISG northern regional managing director Danny Murray said: “The North West Construction Hub continues to prove a highly efficient procurement vehicle to bring important front-line community facilities to site quickly and cost-effectively. The Hub also focuses on maximising the value of projects to drive social and economic benefit within local communities via training, apprentice and direct employment opportunities to create a lasting skills legacy.”