Work is underway on the new £3.2m fire station for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, in the heart of Darlington town centre.
The new station will also house North East Ambulance Service, ensuring effective and efficient emergency response for the local community.
The existing station was built in 1972 and refurbished in 2009 but needed more permanent, extensive repairs which were ultimately very expensive and problematic. The building was not fit for purpose, so a decision was made in 2018 by our Combined Fire Authority to fund a demolition and a complete rebuild of the station.
Following extensive work with The Environment Agency to mitigate flood risk on the land, a start date for demolition of the existing station was agreed for 27th January 2020.