Parkside Place Community Fire & Rescue Station, Cambridge
Parkside Place Community Fire & Rescue Station, Cambridge

The site and premises at Parkside Fire Station Cambridge have been in the ownership of the Fire Authority since 1964.  By the 1990s the building had become oversized, inefficient in terms of space and running costs, inaccessible for persons with mobility issues and in need of maintenance works in excess of £4 million to bring it up to modern standards.

The decision was taken to rebuild the station and a redevelopment agreement was drawn up for a new station to be provided at zero cost to the Fire Authority in exchange for a long term lease of the site and site sharing with residential and commercial units.

In February 2010 Grosvenor Estates took on the role of lead developer and the old station finally closed in May 2011 with operational crews moving to a temporary site at Coldhams Lane and fire safety and support staff moving to a new fire station at Cambourne.

The former Parkside fire station had a gross internal area of 2900M². The replacement station at Parkside Place will be half that with the reduction in size made possible by rationalising facilities resulting in a flexible working environment that is suitable and sufficient to provide an efficient service to the public.

Above the fire service accommodation are 4 blocks of flats.  In total 99 flats will be provided on the development of which 40 have been sold to a Registered Social Landlord, (Hundred Homes of Cambridge). Completion and handover to the Fire Authority is expected to be March 2013.

For further details please contact Danny Rust Danny Rust, Property Manager, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service or  07900 267 899