BAM Construction has won a £5m contract to build two fire stations in Sheffield.
Under the contract for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR), won through the Yorbuild framework, the company will build new stations at Parkway and Birley Moor.
Parkway Fire Station will be a two-storey steel-framed building with a range of sustainability features such as air source heat pumps, solar-heated water and photovoltaic cells. Birley Moor Fire Station will be a single storey building staffed part-time.
Both buildings will provide more modern facilities for firefighters to train and prepare for work.
The stations still need to get planning approval, although the contractor aims to start on site in January next year, with the stations ready for use from April 2015. Both stations will be completed for operational use from April 2015.
BAM’s policy is to offer local rescue services the opportunity to use its construction sites for training purposes, which many have for rescue exercises from cranes and other scenarios.