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Willmott Dixon picked for Horsham fire station

25 Feb West Sussex County Council has chosen Willmott Dixon Construction as main contractor for a new £21m fire station near Horsham.

The planned Horsham fire station has been designed by HNW Architects
The planned Horsham fire station has been designed by HNW Architects

The building has been designed as a learning and development centre for the fire service, as well as a 24-hour fire station.

The training centre will include residential accommodation as well as training rooms and facilities to recreate emergency scenarios, including fire-fighting and road crash response.

Designed by HNW Architects, it is to be built – subject to planning permission – on a site off the A24 at Highwood Mill, near Horsham.

West Sussex county councillor Duncan Crow, cabinet member for the fire & rescue service and communities, said: “These are incredibly exciting plans. It has long been our aspiration to build a state-of-the-art training facility for our firefighters and these will be among the best facilities in the UK. It has also been a vision for more than a decade to create a new fire station for Horsham.”

Blue light schemes have bee a particularly rich seam for Willmott Dixon in recent years, landing approximately £200m of work in the sector over the past three years.

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